A water main break is causing water pressure in parts of the water system to drop to dangerously low levels. When this occurs a potential health hazard may exist in these areas of zero pressure from backflow and/or back-siphonage of water into the water distribution system.
In order to protect the public from a potential health hazard, all City water customers are advised to “boil” all water prior to use for drinking, cooking, or preparing baby food. The water should be boiled for at least one minute after reaching a rolling boil.
Citizens should continue to boil their water until they are notified by the City that the water system has been restored to full operation, and that the microbiological quality of the water in the distribution system is safe for human consumption.