Boil Water Advisories


Precautions to take during a Boil Water Advisory

  • Do not drink tap water.
  • Do not use ice made from recent tap water.
  • Do not use tap water to make drinks, juices, or fountain soft drinks
  • Do not allow water to contact open wounds. Otherwise, wash your hands and bathe as usual. Bathing is safe as long as no water is swallowed.
  • Wash dishes, fruits and vegetables in boiled water or water that has been disinfected with bleach.
  • Brush your teeth with boiled water or commercially bottled water.
  • Cook with tap water ONLY if the food will be boiled for at least one minute.


Boil Water Procedure

Do not drink the water without boiling it first.

  • Bring all water to a boil
  • Let it boil for one minute
  • Let the water cool before using or used commercially bottled water

Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.