A boil water notice is issued by water utilities as a precaution to protect consumers from water that may not be suitable for drinking or ingesting. Boil water notices are typically issued when an unexpected condition has occurred in the public water system. Common reasons for a boil water notice include loss of pressure in the distribution system, water line breaks, treatment disruptions, power outages and floods. The reason for your boil water notice will be included in the notification.
If a boil water advisory is issued for your area, you should use bottled water or boil tap water, due to inconsistencies in the water that flows to your community/area.
Standard recommendations when you receive a boil water notice advise:
Bathing and showering
Caring for pets
Caring for your garden and houseplants
INFORMATION AND TIPS ARE FROM THE CENTER OF DISEASE CONTROL WEBSITE. (CDC.gov)