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boil orderJoe Segen2016-12-12T08:04:57+00:00
An advisory issued by a water system operator (usually a town) stating that the drinking water may have been contaminated by potentially pathogenic bacteria and must be boiled–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