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Will My Culligan System Protect My Water During a Boil Water Advisory?

You’ve just received notice that your area is under a boil water advisory. Now what?

Why are boil water advisories issued?

The reasons can vary widely, but often a boil water advisory is issued when there is a possibility that drinking water supplies have been contaminated. Flooding can lead to a boil water advisory, as well as a water main break, damage to water lines due to severe weather, loss of power at a water treatment facility, or a drop in the water system’s pressure. Regardless of the culprit, boil water advisories are issued if an event leads to the potential for harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites, or protozoa to grow in the water supply.

What do I do during a boil water advisory?

You’ll want to make sure that any water you drink or cook with is brought to a rolling boil for at least five minutes. While it’s not necessary to use boiled water for bathing, care should be taken not to get any water in your eyes or mouth.

Do I still need to boil my water if I have a Culligan system?

Even with a Culligan filtration system, you’ll want to comply with your local water authority’s order and boil all water you, your family, and your pets consume. While some systems are capable of removing harmful bacteria and other impurities from water, it’s always best practice to heed boil advisories when issued for the safety of you and your loved ones.

If boiling pot after pot of water seems like a hassle, another option is to contact your local Culligan Dealer, who can help set you up with bottled water delivery service.

Do I need to do anything following a boil water advisory?

Once you’ve been given the all-clear and your area’s water is once again safe for drinking, you’ll want to flush all water lines, purge your ice maker, ensure all water-using appliances are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, and run your dishwasher through an empty bleach cycle. It’s also a good idea to get in touch with your Culligan Man to have your treatment or filtration system serviced and sanitized.

For more information on boil water advisories and what you can do to ensure your water is safe to drink, contact a local Culligan Man near you or call 1-800-CULLIGAN.

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