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When a boil water notice is in effect, consumers need to boil tap water before drinking, using for food preparation or cleaning. This is used when bacteria is present in the drinking water, or there is the potential for bacteria to be present in the drinking water.
Boiling will kill all disease-causing organisms.
No. Filtered water should also be boiled for one minute before using it for drinking, food preparation or brushing your teeth.
Machines that are connected to the water supply should not be used. Use boiled water or bottled water for making coffee, ice or soda drinks.
Dishes can be washed using boiled water. If your dishwasher has a hot setting, it can be used to wash dishes. If it doesn’t have a hot setting, once it’s finished, rinse the dishes in a bleach solution afterwards (2 drops unscented household bleach per 1 litre of water). Allow the dishes to completely air dry. You can continue to do your laundry as you normally would.
Yes it is, as long as you follow a proper handwashing technique. This includes rubbing all parts of your hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds and drying your hands.
Run your cold taps for 5 minutes before using the tap water. Flush
any appliances e.g. coffee machines, that are connected to the water
supply. Hot water cylinders and header tanks may need to be drained