Do’s and don’ts of boil water notices

If you’re under a boil water notice or advisory, it is important you know the do’s and don’ts of untreated tap water.
It is important to let boiled water cool before using it.
Use only bottled or boiled water to wash your hands.
It is safe to shower or bathe in untreated water.
Use only bottled or boiled water to bathe an infant.
Use only boiled or bottled water to wash dishes.
Pets are not generally affected by drinking untreated water.
Drinking or exposure to untreated water can lead to diarrhea, cramps, nausea, possible jaundice, headaches or fatigue.
Symptoms may appear as early as a few hours to several days after infection.
If you are ill with these symptoms, contact your healthcare provider.

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