Water Facts

While the District’s water supply is well within the standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we want you to know the facts about your water supply.

Water contaminants and issues:

What does a “Domestic Water Boil Advisory” mean?

The Environmental Protection Agency as a policy of standard procedure, requires the utility to advise its customers of a water boil advisory. This simply means that consumers vigorously boil, for at least 1 minute, any water used for drinking, cooking, or oral hygiene. This is a precautionary measure. Boil the water vigorously at or near 212ºF for one full minute to kill any disease causing bacteria that may be present in the water. A microwave oven may be used to boil the water.

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