URGENT BOIL WATER ORDER FOR ALL USERS OF THE CITY OF ST. ALBANS MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEM

BOIL WATER ORDER
Notice to St. Albans Water Customers
BOIL YOUR TAP WATER
 
Failure to follow this order could result in stomach or intestinal illness.
 

The St. Albans City Water System is ordering residents to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution. This precaution is necessary due to a broken water line.

Streets to be affected: ALL USERS OF THE CITY OF ST. ALBANS MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEM

DO NOT DRINK TAP WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST

Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, beverage and food preparation, and making ice until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. Boiling is a preferred method to assure that the tap water is safe to drink. Bring all tap water to a rolling boil, let it boil for one (1) minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water.

If you cannot boil your tap water….

• An alternative method of purification for residents that do not have gas or electricity available is to use liquid household bleach to disinfect water. The bleach product should be recently purchased, free of additives and scents, and should contain a hypochlorite solution of at least 5.25%. Public health officials recommend adding 8 drops of bleach (about ¼ teaspoon) to each gallon of water. The water should be stirred and allowed to stand for at least 30 minutes before use.

• Water purification tablets may also be used by following the manufacturer’s instructions.

• If you’re not in the isolated area, please disregard this notice.

We will inform you when you no longer need to boil your water. We anticipate resolving the problem within 48 hours.

For more information, please call: Public Works contact: Allen Robtoy, Director of Public Works

100 North Main Street

St. Albans, VT 05478

(802) 524-1500 Ext. 267

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

Date: February 24, 2015

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