Boil Water Advisory issued in Upper Ojai Valley and Ventura
VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. – The Casitas Municipal Water District and the California Water Department are now warning people in Upper Ojai Valley and Western Ventura County to use boiled water and drink bottled water after a decreased water supply following the Thomas Fire.
Officials are telling people that all tap water should be boiled for about one minute.
This is to make sure that the water is safe to consume.
If you do not have gas or electricity, you can use liquid household bleach like Clorox to purify the water.
Just mix eight drops of bleach per gallon of water and let it stand for 30 minutes before drinking or cooking.
If your water looks murky, officials are asking the public not to drink it.
If you do not take these extra precautions, this could result in a stomach or intestinal illness.