BOIL ORDER NOTICE

BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING

 

Public Water System Name: __Waterville Estates Village District___ PWS ID: ___0341030___

Date Sampled_N/A____ Location in distribution system/source(s) _System wide outage_

Due to the system wide water outage we are asking you to boil the water until further notice because bacteria can make you sick, and are a particular concern for people with weakened immune systems.

What does this mean? Due to the system wide outage and breaks as a precautionary measure we are asking everyone to boil the water because there could be bacteria whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Human pathogens in these wastes can cause short-term effects, such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a greater health risk for infants, young children, the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems.

The symptoms above are not caused only by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increased risk should seek advice about drinking the water from their health care providers.

What happened? Bacterial contamination can occur when increased run-off enters the drinking water source (for example, following heavy rains). It can also happen due to a break in the distribution system (pipes) or a failure in the water treatment process.

What should I do? DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for 2 minutes, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Pre-boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, brushing teeth, washing vegetables, food preparation, washing dishes, making infant formula, and making ice until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. Fact sheet WD-DWGB 4-12, provides guidance to consumers under a boil order and is available online at http://des.nh.gov/organization/commissioner/pip/factsheets/dwgb/documents/dwgb-4-12.pdf .

 General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1(800) 426-4791.

You will be notified when the water quality problem is corrected. Until that time, the water should be boiled as described above.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.