A range of hazards and emergencies may contaminate your water supply and make it unsafe to drink or use. When this occurs, a boil water notice will be issued. This is a directive to boil all water before consuming it. Residents and users need to boil their water for at least one minute for:
- Drinking water
- Food preparation
- Utensil washing
- Washing teeth
- Feeding pets
Electric jugs with a cut-off switch can be used as long as they are full – allow the water to come to a boil and wait for it to switch off. Do not hold the switch down to increase the boiling time.
Water can also be placed in a clean metal pan and brought to a rolling boil for one minute.
Boiled water should be covered and allowed to cool in the same container. The taste will improve if allowed to stand.
Council staff will provide regular updates when available, but should you have any questions please contact us at 07 873 4000