Boil Water Advisory
January 21, 2017
There are currently no water advisories in effect.
Listed here are a few key points to keep in mind when dealing with a boil water advisory. If you have any further questions or concerns, we encourage you to download and review the full document, or contact WUC.
Note: Boil Water Advisories are only issued by the Windsor Essex County Health Unit click here for more information.
What do I do when I am under boil water advisory?
- Use boiled or bottled water for drinking, cooking, making ice, washing fruits and vegetables, brushing teeth, and making baby formula.
- Adults and teens can shower with untreated water as long as none is swallowed.
- Younger children should be sponge bathed instead of tub bathed, as they are less likely to swallow water this way.
- It is safe to use the dishwasher, but only if your dishwasher has a hot setting. Otherwise, after the finishing cycle, soak dishes for one minute in a solution of 1 oz (30 mL) of bleach mixed with 3 gallons (13.5 litres) of lukewarm water, and then let the dishes air dry.
- You can continue to run laundry as you normally would.
How do I boil the water?
- Water should be brought to a rapid rolling boil and boiled for one minute prior to consumption.
What do I do when the advisory has been lifted?
- Run cold water faucets for 1 minute before using the water.
- Flush garden hoses by running them for one minute before using the water.
- Drain and refill hot water heaters that are set below 45°C (note: most are automatically set at 60°C).
Water Advisory Protocol
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