Emergency Disinfection

Certain emergency situations such as a fire, tornado, flood or major water main break could cause catastrophic effects on water services. In the event of water service interruption, recommendations may be made to boil water to ensure clean water for drinking, cooking, or brushing teeth.

Boiling water is sufficient to kill most disease-causing microorganisms that may be present in the water:


EPA Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water

Steps to take for disinfection of drinking water as well as additional water guidance for emergencies