Frequently Asked Questions: Boil Water Advisories
This two-page fact sheet educates people about boil water advisories. It identifies boiling water as the best method to kill harmful bacteria and parasites in contaminated water. It discusses correct techniques for handwashing, washing dishes and clothes, bathing and shaving, washing fruits and vegetables, and making ice. It identifies infectious organisms in contaminated water, and advises when to seek medical attention if untreated water is consumed.
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