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Boil Water Warnings in Tennessee and Massachusetts

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.

Clean Water for a Healthy World

In case you missed it, yesterday, March 22nd 2010 was World Water Day. The international observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro.

The focus of World Water Day is preserving the earth's water quality and controlling pollution. Even though the issues of water quality and quantity are critical to satisfying human and environmental needs they have received little support or public attention.

Clean water is essential for a healthy lifestyle. Even municipal sources provided by your water utility company have contaminants that effect the smell and taste of your tap water.

Let's work together for cleaner drinking water and a healthier world.