DEPARTMENT – A boiling water notice issued Thursday by the City of D-Port will remain in effect until further notice, a city official said Friday afternoon.
The notice was issued because the city is repairing the water tower.
“They’re replacing part of the water tower,” said City Secretary Dennis Glock. It will probably be picked up in the first part of next week.
“Whenever something is happening, like opening a water line, there is a chance of pollution,” he said.
“Therefore, as a precautionary measure, a boiling water notice was issued,” Gulak said.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, when boils are issued, it is okay for adults to take a shower unless they have tears in their mouths or eyes. The CDC says young children should not shower or bathe because they are more likely to swallow some water in the process.
The CDC recommends that everyone use their tap water to boil or drink bottled water, make ice cubes, cook, wash fruits and vegetables, brush their teeth and wash their hands.
Dishwashers are generally safe to use until they reach 150 degrees and run a cleaning cycle.
To make sure the water is safe, heat the water until the bubbles come up from the bottom of the pot to the top. Let the water boil and let it boil for one minute. Then turn off the water and let it cool. Once the water has cooled, cover it in a clean container and cover.