Boil advisory issued for part of Hamilton


The city issued the advisory Wednesday afternoon as a precaution, according to a post on social media.

During the advisory, the city urges water customers in the affected area to:

  • Boil water vigorously for at least 1 full minute after water begins to bubble.
  • Use boiled water for brushing teeth, making ice and drinks, washing food and even water for pets. Throw away ice made during a boil advisory; freezing does not kill bacteria.
  • Use bottled water for drinking and cooking.

Also, it’s safe to bathe as usual, but sponge baths are preferred for young children who tend to swallow water.

It’s OK to wash clothes as normal, and dishwashers are safe to use so long as there is a high temperature cycle.

After the advisory, flush pipes, ice makers, water heaters, water softeners, garden hoses and change filters before using for drinking and cooking.

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