What is a Boil Water Advisory?
A boil water advisory is issued when there's a chance that tap water may be contaminated with harmful bacteria or viruses. These advisories are usually issued after heavy rains or flooding, since this can lead to contamination of the water supply.
If you live in an area that's under a boil water advisory, it's important to follow the instructions issued by your local authorities. This usually means boiling all tap water for at least one minute before using it for drinking, cooking, or brushing your teeth.
It's also a good idea to avoid using ice cubes made from tap water, and to throw out any food that has come into contact with contaminated water. Wash all fruits and vegetables with boiled or bottled water, and disinfect all surfaces that may have come into contact with contaminated water.
Bottled water gets expensive and has other issues that are too many to get into right now, plus you have to deal with all the other people at the store trying to find the same thing.
If you want to be prepared, a Reverse Osmosis is the best, least expensive way to ensure that your family has the safest water available.
Hopefully this got you thinking and will help you get better prepared. It's important to know that even without a boil water order, there are things in the water that you don't necessarily want in your body.