BOONE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A boil water advisory was issued as precautionary measure Wednesday by the Town of Boone.
The Appalachian District Health Department said they're working with restaurants, childcare facilities, and other healthcare facilities to provide guidance regarding the advisory
AppHealthCare officials said periods of low or no pressure in the water distribution system increases the potential for introduction of bacteria into the water system. Therefore, the Division of Water Resources advises consumers to boil water used for human consumption for 1 minute (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation) or used bottled water until further notice.
“We are encouraging restaurants, childcare facilities, healthcare facilities, and other institutions to use specific guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the NC Environmental Health Emergency Preparedness and Recovery Guidance Manual for North Carolina which provides information on handwashing, food preparation, dish washing, consumption of water, overall bacterial control, and how to alert healthcare patients about this notice,” Jennifer Greene, Health Director said.
For additional information about this event and more from AppHealthCare please call 828-264-4995.