What is a Boil Water Advisory?

A Boil Water Advisory is issued as a precautionary measure when there is a POTENTIAL for contamination.

A Boil Water Order is issued when contamination has actually been confirmed in the water system.

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1. What is a Boil Water Advisory?
2. What is the proper way to disinfect my water so that it is safe to drink?
3. Is potentially contaminated water safe for washing dishes or clothes?
4. Can I use this water for bathing?
5. Should I give my pets boiled or bottled water too?