Boil Water Alerts

Checklist for Safe Water Use During a Boil-Water Alert



  • Do not drink tap water while the water system is under a boil-Water Alert advisory;
  • Do not drink from water fountains in parks, public, or private buildings that receive water from the affected system;
  • Do not use ice unless it has been made with boiled water; freezing will not necessarily kill harmful bacteria; and
  • Do not use tap water to make fountain soft drinks or coffee.



  • Wash your dishes in boiled water, or use paper plates for the next few days;
  • Wash your fruits and vegetables with boiled or bottled water since they may have been exposed to affected water from grocery store sprayers;
  • Wash your hands and bathe as usual. Bathing is safe as long as no water is swallowed;
  • Brush your teeth with boiled or bottled water;
  • Cook with tap water if the food will be boiled for at least one (1) minute; and
  • Use boiled water to make drinks, juices, or infant formula


If you have any questions please call us and ask for a water supply representative to answer any questions you may have at 228-762-0119.