WATER TESTED SAFE - North Area - Cape Rock and Nearby
Posted on 06/03/2021


Enjoy water normally.


A precautionary boil water advisory has been issued for the West Cape Rock Reduced Pressure Zone. This consists of approximately 350 addresses on and around West Cape Rock Dr., a list of which can be found on the maps below and at right. Our crews will be going door to door. 

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Frequently Asked Questions:
Boil Advisory or Order

What does a boil order or advisory  mean?
It means that water that comes out of the tap should not be used for drinking, brushing your teeth,
cooking or washing fruits and vegetables. You should use bottled water or water that has been boiled and cooled for those activities. "Advisory" means there is no known problem with the water, but the boil order was issued in an abundance of caution.

Why has the boil water been issued?

The Department of Natural Resources regulations require us to issue boil water notifications when the
pressure drops below 20 psi (which can happen when a water pipe is broken).

Can I drink the water?
During a boil order, only bottled water or water that has been boiled for 3-5 minutes should be consumed or used to wash dishes, wash fruits/vegetables, make ice cubes or brush teeth.

Can I wash my hands in this water?

It’s recommended that bottled water or water boiled for 3-5 minutes (and cooled) should be used for hand washing. When this is not practical, it is recommended that if tap water must be used to wash and rinse, it should be followed up with the use of a hand sanitizer. Consuming unsafe water is the most likely way to become ill.Using extra precautions with hand washing ensures that hands are clean for eating.

Can I shower or take a bath in this water?
Yes, it is safe to shower or bathe in the water. The primary concern is that the water not be consumed. Instruct children not to put the water in their mouth when they are bathing. When bathing infants, extra precaution should be taken it’s recommended using bottled water or water that has been boiled for 3-5 minutes and cooled for use.

How do I do my dishes?

Use bottled w
ater or water that has been boiled for 3-5 minutes and cooled to wash and rinse dishes. Home dishwashers cannot be assured to completely kill organisms that may be in the water.

Can I wash my clothes in the water?
Yes, you may continue to use the water to wash clothes. The major concern is consuming the water.

What do we need to do when the boil water notice is lifted?
When the order is lifted, you should flush the buildings water lines and clean the faucets screens. Also, purge water-using fixtures and appliances of standing water or ice. This includes changing refrigerator water filters.