Boil/Bottle Advisory Info

When a Boil/Bottle Water Advisory is issued in the Allenton Sanitary District:

A Boil/Bottle Water Advisory is issued sometimes when water service is interrupted. Not all water service interruptions require a Boil/Bottle Water Advisory.

When a Boil/Bottle Water Advisory is issued, Allenton Sanitary District personnel will do their best to notify everyone affected. The notice will be posted on the Town of Addison website. Door hanger notices will be distributed.

Be assured that the Allenton Sanitary District and any contractors that may be hired are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.

A Boil/Bottle Water Advisory will remain in effect until laboratory results show that water is safe to use for all purposes. The tests usually take 24 to 48 hours to complete.

During a Boil/Bottle Water Advisory, water supplied by our system should not be used for drinking, food preparation, making ice and personal hygiene needs. (When water enters your body.)

Bathing, washing clothes or dishes and other activities where water is used externally, should not pose a health risk during a Boil Water Advisory, as long as you take precautions that no one drinks it. Toddlers and young children are most at risk of accidental ingestion during bathing, so need to be watched carefully.

You should use commercially bottled water or boil water used for drinking, food preparation, making ice and personal hygiene needs. If you choose to boil water, the water should be heated to a rolling boil for at least one minute before use.

When the Boil/Bottle Water Advisory is lifted, it will be posted on the Town of Addison website.