DRINKING WATER WARNING
North Hero Water - WSID 20562
BOIL WATER NOTICE
Due to the need for system maintenance/repair (just south of Blockhouse Point Road) on US Route 2 there is a possibility that your drinking water supply may become contaminated on the way to the tap. Water users north of the elementary school are unaffected. This situation presents a potential health risk to users of the North Hero water system. The North Hero water system is issuing a BOIL Water Notice for users, effective 4pm Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
What should I do?
DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.
Coliforms are bacteria which are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other; potentially-harmful, bacteria may be present. When a water system is experiencing fluctuations in water pressure the possibility exists for bacteria and other harmful organisms to enter the water distribution system and contaminate your drinking water supply.
People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly may be at increased risk. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1 (800) 426-4791.
What happened? What is being done?
This Boil Water Notice will remain in effect until the water system maintenance/repair is complete and the system is able to demonstrate that the quality and quantity of the drinking water meets State and Federal drinking water standards.
We will inform you when the necessary system maintenance/repair has been completed and tests show no bacteria present in the drinking water supply. We anticipate resolving the problem within 3 business days.
For more information, please contact Kevin Knapp at 802-793-8243. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the Drinking Water and Groundwater Protection Division at (800) 823-6500.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink our water, especially those who may not have received this notice yet.
• Seasonal people with out-of-state addresses
• People in apartments