What is a boil water advisory?
A Boil Water Advisory is the method used to alert businesses and residents of the potential health threat.
If your area is under a boil water advisory:
→Boil your water vigorously for at least one minute before drinking or cooking.
→Don’t use any appliances that might require drinkable water like dish washers, ice machines, drinking fountains, etc.
→Don’t use water from the tap to wash food, dishes, or your hands. Use water that has been boiled and cooled for this purpose.
→Food service businesses should follow all applicable state and federal regulations as well. See SC DHEC’s Food Safety for Industry for more information.
→For more tips on water use during a Boil Water Advisory, see this Fact Sheet About What to Do During a Boil Water Advisory developed by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Water Works Association in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.