boil order

boil order

An advisory issued by a water system operator (usually a town or city) stating that the drinking water may have been contaminated by potentially pathogenic bacteria and must be boiled (at a rolling boil of at least one minute) by the end user.

Boil order triggers
• Compromised well or spring supplying the system.
• Compromised pipelines or water tank.
• Cross-connection or back-siphonage event caused contaminated water to enter the water system.
• Contamination found during routine water testing.
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Communities taking Lake Michigan water before the test results are in will be required to issue a boil order advisory if one of the samples has a positive result.
Environmental Protection Agency is working closely with the City of Flint and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality on the recent water main break and boil order.
We are in the process of issuing all direct customers of Dwer Cymru Welsh Water affected by the boil order in April with a cheque for pounds 10, in re-cognitioof the inconvenience caused.
The authority imposed an immediate Boil Order on Kirknewton's supply after confirming that both coliform and E-coli bacteria had been discovered in routine samples taken on July 13 and 20.
If backup power fails at water-treatment plants, a boil order will be issued.
Even though the customary practice day for the crew had to be cancelled and the opening day delayed due to a city-wide boil order for the water supply, the Maryville store opened to a larger than typical first-day crowd and sales that surpassed Company projections.
A boil order was in effect for West Poplar from North Hickory to North Linden Street, and the 100 Block of South Linden Street as of Tuesday afternoon.
A staff member said there was no boil order and no other corrective action needed to be done, but the department was required, by law, to notify residents as soon as possible.
Welsh environment minister Jane Davidson assured AMs yesterday afternoon that the boil order was a precautionary measure.
At the time, the plant had been under a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) boil order eight months--an order that was instituted April 29, 2008 during previous ownership of the system.
Robinson of Worcester drinks iced coffee at Bean Counter Bakery in Worcester after the water boil order was lifted.
From getting the nine-month-old boil order lifted just three weeks after purchase to managing the design and construction of a new water treatment plant, we have worked diligently and invested a lot of money in the Emlenton water system so these customers can get the water quality and reliability they deserve.