Drinking Water Warning



PLEASE BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING

 

            Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and food preparation until further notice.


            Turbidity has no health effects. It can, however, interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth. Turbidity may indicate the presence of disease-causing organisms which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea and associated headaches. People with severely compromised immune systems, infants and some elderly may be at increased risk. These people should seek advice from their health care providers about drinking water.


            The symptoms above are not caused only by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice.