Colebrook boil water alert

Details regarding this Public Health Alert can be found here.

More information can be found on the DHHS website.

About Boil Water Alerts

Customers should bring water to a boil by heating the water until a continuous and rapid stream of air-bubbles is produced from the bottom of a pan or kettle. Kettles with automatic cut-off switches are suitable and variable temperature kettles should be set to boil. After heating, water must be allowed to cool before using it, and be stored in a clean, closed container for later use. Care should be taken to avoid scalding injuries.

Customers should boil all water used for:

  • drinking
  • brushing teeth
  • washing and preparing food or beverages
  • preparing baby formula
  • making ice.

Unboiled water may be used for:

  • showering and bathing (avoid swallowing water). As a precaution babies and toddlers should be sponge bathed to prevent them swallowing water
  • washing dishes by hand or in a dishwasher, providing dishes are air-dried before being used after washing
  • washing clothes
  • garden irrigation, providing foods are washed with cooled boiled water prior to consumption.

The Department of Health and Human Services advises that consumption of unboiled water could lead to nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal cramps and a general feeling of being unwell. If you are concerned that you may have been affected by contaminated water please contact your GP and advise them about this notice.