Town issues boil order fact sheet
What does a boil order mean?
The affected tap water should be brought to a rolling boil for 3-5 minutes before being used.
Why has the boil order been called?
During a boil order, only bottled water or water that has been boiled for 3-5 minutes should be consumed or used to wash dishes, wash fruits/vegetables, make ice cubes or brush teeth.
It is recommended bottled water or water boiled for 3-5 minutes should be used for hand washing.
Consuming unsafe water is the most likely way to become ill.
Use bottled water or water that has been boiled for 3-5 minutes to wash and rinse dishes.
Is it safe to breast feed during the boil order after bathing in the water?
What are the symptoms of water-borne illness?
These symptoms, however, are not just associated with disease-causing organisms in drinking water; they may also be caused by several other factors.