Boil Water Advisory

October 22, 2016
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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