What to do if you are under a boil water advisory near the Thomas fire in Ventura
After power outages near the Thomas fire, the city of Ventura sent out an advisory asking residents north of Poli Street and Foothill Road to use boiled tap water for drinking and cooking as a safety precaution.
#VenturaCountyFire #CreekFire #RyeFire #ThomasFire #CaliforniaWildfires pic.twitter.com/QM0yORPPVd Instructions: Heat water until large bubbles come from the bottom to the top of the pot and let boil for at least 1 minute.
Store water in a clean, covered container.
City officials will inform residents when the water is once again safe to drink.
Wash produce with bottled or boiled water.
Make new ice with bottled or boiled water.
Give your pets bottled or boiled water.
Be careful not to swallow any water.
Use cooled, boiled water to bathe babies and young children.
After the boil water advisory is lifted, run cold-water faucets continuously for at least 5 minutes to flush them out, and change your water filters.