What other steps are recommended?
  • Throw away uncooked food or beverages or ice cubes made with tap water during the day(s) of the boil order.
  • Water that has been boiled and cooled should be stored in the refrigerator.
  • Do not swallow water while you are showering or bathing.
  • Provide pets with boiled water after cooling.
  • Do not use home filtering devises in place of boiling or using bottled water. Most home water filters will not provide adequate protection for microorganisms.
  • Use only water that has been boiled to treat minor injuries. When showering or bathing, avoid allowing the water to come in contact with an open wound.
  • Do not wash salad items with tap water. Use bottled water or freshly boiled and cooled tap water.

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1. What is a boil order?
2. How can I receive notifications when a boil order is in effect and has been lifted?
3. What actions do I need to take?
4. What other steps are recommended?
5. When is a boil water order lifted?
6. What should I do once the boil order is lifted?