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Water Department Policy
West Nile Virus Tips
Tips on the use of DEET
 
Illustration of a water leak's costs
Tips to prevent Mosquito breeding
Drinking Water for Emergencies
Boil Water Alerts FAQ
If you are under a boil-water notice:
Do not drink tap water.
Do not use ice made from recent tap water
Do not use tap water to make drinks, juices, or fountain soft drinks.
Cook with tap water ONLY if food is boiled for at least one minute.
Wash dishes, fruits and vegetables in boiled water or water that has been disinfected with bleach.
Brush your teeth with boiled or bottled water.
Wash your hands and bathe as usual. Bathing is safe as long as no water is swallowed.


Take the following steps to treat your water:
Bring water to a rolling boil for 1 minute to kill most organisms.

If you cannot boil your water, mix eight drops (1/8 teaspoon) of unscented, ordinary household chlorine
bleach per gallon of water. Mix the solution thoroughly, and let stand for about 30 minutes before using.
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Shirley Harris
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