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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A boil order that affected more than 1,300 homes and businesses in the Vernon Hills and Mettawa areas has been lifted.