NEW: RI Dept of Health Issues Boil Water Advisories
Monday, August 29, 2011
The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) is issuing precautionary boil water advisories for the following water systems as a result of loss of system pressure:
HERITAGE PARK HOME CO-OPERATIVE
TIVERTON, RHODE ISLAND
GLENDALE WATER ASSN
GLENDALE, RHODE ISLAND
HOPKINTON, RHODE ISLAND
OAKLAND ASSOCIATION, INC
OAKLAND, RHODE ISLAND
MOBILE VILLAGE, INC.
EXETER, RHODE ISLAND
BLUEBERRY HEIGHTS HOUSING COOPERATIVE
WEST GREENWICH, RHODE ISLAND
HEALTH recommends that water being used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, cooking or bathing of infants should be boiled for one minute and allowed to cool before using. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. Bottled water can also be used. This boil water advisory is in effect until further notice from HEALTH. For general information about drinking water, contact HEALTH’s Information Line at 1-800-942-7434
, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or visit http://water.epa.gov/drink/emerprep/emergencydisinfection.cfm
WATER CONSERVATION ADVISORY
A request to conserve water must be distributed when water systems are without power, but have not lost pressure (below 20 psi), and when water systems are relying on a generator to supply power. Water conservation is necessary so that a sufficient supply of water and a satisfactory pressure can be maintained, and in the case of the use of a generator, so that it can be operated efficiently.
If water pressure drops below 20 psi, contaminants may be introduced into the water system through backflow by back-pressure or back-siphonage.
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