While the District's water supply is well within the standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we want you to know the facts about your water supply.
What does a "Domestic Water Boil Advisory" mean?
The Environmental Protection Agency as a policy of standard procedure, requires the utility to advise its customers of a water boil advisory. This simply means that consumers vigorously boil, for at least 1 minute, any water used for drinking, cooking, or oral hygiene. This is a precautionary measure. Boil the water vigorously at or near 212ºF for one full minute to kill any disease causing bacteria that may be present in the water. A microwave oven may be used to boil the water.