The Water Emergency Supply Plan relies on customer conservation to ensure an adequate supply of drinking water to all customers, the most important component of the Plan will be keeping you, the customers, informed at all times.
A Boil Water Advisory is a preventative measure issued to protect the health of the community from water borne infectious agents. A Boil Water Advisory is issued only after careful consideration among representatives from public health, regulatory agencies and municipal departments.
Create a supply of water for cooking, drinking and tooth brushing.
Hot soapy water can be used for dishwashing and kitchen/bathroom surface cleaning. As a precaution, add one tablespoon of bleach per gallon.
Laundry water does not need to be treated. Unless otherwise noted, water for showering does not need to be treated.
If the water is not safe for drinking because of germs (bacteria, viruses or parasites), good hand washing with soap and water should be followed up with hand disinfection with alcohol based disinfectant.