Can I drink coffee from my coffeemaker? Most coffeemakers do not boil the water. You should boil your water first before making coffee and tea.
Can I wash my hands? Yes, as long as you use soap.
Can I use my ice? No. You should throw your ice away. (From AWWA “Plain Talk About Drinking Water”)
What if I already consumed the water? A boil water advisory is issued when there is POSSIBLE contamination to the water. At this time there is no evidence that any contamination has gotten into the water supply. However, customers should continue to boil their drinking water until the advisory is lifted.
Can I use my dishwasher (residence)? Yes. Be sure to put soap in the dishwasher and make sure that the dishes are thoroughly dried.
Can I use my dishwasher (commercial)? Yes. Commercial dishwashers reach above 212 degrees.
Can I brush my teeth with the water? You should boil the water that you use to brush your teeth with because there is a possibility of ingesting the water while you are brushing.
Can I wash my dishes by hand? Yes. The use of antibacterial soap is advised.
Does this affect my aquarium? No. You may still use the water for your aquarium: be sure to de-chlorinate as you usually do.
What about baby formula? Water used in preparation of baby formula should be boiled.
Will my water filter clean the water? No. All water filters do not remove bacteria from the water, if it is present.
What about the commode? Only water that will be consumed needs to be boiled.
Can I take a shower? Will the water hurt my skin? Yes, you can take a shower. The water will not hurt your skin