If You Are Under a Boil-Water Notice…

•Do not drink tap water while the system is under a boil water advisory

•Do not drink from fountains in parks, public or private buildings that receive water from the affected system.

•Do not use ice unless it has been made from boiled water. Freezing will not necessarily kill harmful bacteria.

•Do not use tap water to make drinks, juices, or fountain soft drinks

•Cook with tap water ONLY if water is boiled for at least one minute

•Do wash your dishes, use paper plates for the next few days. Using your home dishwasher is not recommended.

•Wash fruits and vegetables in boiled water or water since they may have been exposed to affected water from grocery store sprayers .

•Brush your teeth with boiled or bottled water

•Wash your hands and bathe as usual. Bathing is safe as long as no water is swallowed

•Wash laundry as usual. Laundry washed in hot or cold water is safe.


Disinfecting Water

•Bring water to a rolling boil for 1 minute to kill most organisms

•If you cannot boil your water, mix eight drops (1/8 teaspoon) of unscented, ordinary household chlorine bleach (5.25 percent sodium hypochlorite) per gallon of water. Mix the solution thoroughly, and let stand for about 30 minutes. (This treatment will kill bacteria, but not parasitic organisms.) If water is muddy or cloudy, remove sediment by straining it through a cloth or filter paper before disinfecting

•Alternatively, water may be treated with chlorine or iodine tablets

•If you cannot boil your water, mix eight drops (1/8 teaspoon) of unscented, ordinary household chlorine bleach per gallon of water. Mix the solution thoroughly, and let stand for about 30 minutes before using. rolex air king replica watches


When Your Boil-Water Notice is Lifted:

Flush faucets for a total of 10 minutes to introduce system water throughout house plumbing.

Example:

1 faucet — run for 10 minutes (on outside of house)

2 faucets — run both for 5 minutes

3 faucets — run each for 3-4 minutes

Flush any faucet a minimum of 2 minutes to ensure clearing of the line serving the faucet

Discard any drinks, ice, food, etc., made during the boil water notice

Rewash any food or drink contact items (knives, forks, plates, etc.) with cleared system water

Check water filters (in faucets, refrigerators and elsewhere) and replace if necessary

Do not use water from your hot water heater for drinking until several exchanges of the tank have occurred

Run dishwasher through a cycle or two before washing dishes.

REMEMBER: Properly chlorinated water in swimming pools is safe. Fish in aquariums are not affected.

*Bringing water to a rolling boil for one (1) minute will inactivate all major types of harmful bacteria.