Water Department


Boil Water Advisories

During a boil water advisory, customers may experience low or intermittent water pressure, and, therefore, drinking water should be boiled as a precautionary measure. These advisories will usually be in effect for approximately 2-3 days. The City will notify customers when the advisory is lifted. 

Boil water advisory Map
Active Boil Water Advisories are shown using Red boundaries in the below map.  Advisories will change to   Green when they are released.

During a boil water advisory
  • Private residences should use bottled or properly treated water in preparing meals, drinks and washing produce and dishes.
  • If bottled or properly treated water is not available, water should be brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute and allowed to cool before use in food preparation or drinks.
  • Use ready-to-use baby formula, if possible. Prepare powdered or concentrated baby formula with bottled or properly treated water.
  • Dispose of all ice in ice makers that was made during the boil water advisory.
  • Hand washing in the home may be accomplished using hot water from the tap and soap. It is recommended that this be followed up with the use of hand sanitizer.
  • Use bottled or properly treated water when brushing your teeth.
  • Normal bathing may take place during a boil water advisory, however be careful not to swallow any water. Use caution when bathing babies and young children. Consider giving them a sponge bath to reduce the chance of them swallowing water.
  • Many pets should be unaffected by a boil water advisory, but there is always exceptions. As a precautionary measure include your pet in the boil water advisory.

Why Are Boil Water Advisories Issued?

What Determines the Length of a Boil Water Advisory?

What Happens if I Drank Water Before I Knew About the Advisory?