What is a Boil Advisory?

A public water system may issue a boil advisory when there is concern a problem with drinking water may exist, but it has not yet been confirmed. This may be done, for example, while waiting for results of confirmation samples collected for bacteriological analysis, which can take up to two days plus the time required to transport samples to the laboratory.

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1. What’s the difference between a Boil Order and a Boil Advisory?
2. So, What is a Boil Order?
3. What is a Boil Advisory?
4. What precautions should I take if under a boil order or a boil advisory?
5. Do I need to boil bath water?
6. What are the causes of boil orders?