What should I do if something is wrong with my water?
Be aware of any alerts, notifications, or boil water orders issued by your water utility. Minimize water use and discontinue tap water use drinking, cooking, and brushing your teeth. You should use stored water for personal and consumption needs.

If a boil water advisory is issued, boil your drinking water vigorously for 1 to 2 minutes. Aerating the water from 1 container to another (vigorously pouring back and forth) or adding a tiny pinch of salt may improve taste.

If you have a compromised immune system and require sterile water, place water in a pressure cooker for 15 minutes at 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

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1. How do I find out if my water is okay?
2. How will I be informed if something is wrong with my water?
3. If something is wrong with the water, will it be cloudy or change color?
4. If my water is contaminated, will it taste or smell differently?
5. Should I buy bottled water?
6. How much water should I store for emergencies?
7. Should I start filling up jugs of water now?
8. What if my drinking water comes from my own water well?
9. How can I help keep water safe?
10. What should I do if something is wrong with my water?