Warnings have been issued to boil water before using it for drinking or cooking due to flooding in parts of Massachusetts and Tennessee.
Please be sure to follow appropriate safety procedures if you live in an area where your drinking water has become contaminated. Here are some helpful tips to follow…
- There may be unknown contaminants in water that may or may
not be on list of impurities removed by an installed filter. Fridge
filters do not remove minerals, for example.
- Immediately turn off water connection to fridge
- Replace all filters (faucet, fridge) that were installed when water went bad, after 'all clear' is given.
- Toss all ice as it may be contaminated.
For helpful instructions on emergency disinfection of drinking water you can visit the EPA website here.