Can I take a shower?

Yes. Just be careful not to drink the water while you shower or bathe. Though the risk of illness is minimal, individuals who have recent surgical wounds, are immunosuppressed, or have a chronic illness may want to consider using bottled or boiled water for cleansing until the notice is lifted.

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1. Why are Precautionary Boil Water Notices issued?
2. What if I accidentally drank tap water before I learned about the Precautionary Boil Water Notice?
3. How long should water be boiled?
4. How does boiling water make it safe to drink?
5. Should I use bottled water?
6. Can I wash my hands in tap water during the notice period?
7. What about brushing teeth?
8. Can I take a shower?
9. What about washing dishes?
10. Can I wash food with tap water?
11. Can I use tap water for making coffee, tea, lemonade, baby formula, frozen juice, or other beverages?
12. Can I use my ice maker during the notice?
13. Does a water filter protect me?
14. Is it safe to give water to pets?
15. Can I use tap water to water my grass or garden?
16. If the street next to my street is under a Precautionary Boil Water Notice, will the same precautions apply to me?
17. When will the Precautionary Boil Water Notice be lifted?
18. How is the public notified?
19. Is there anything I must do after the Precautionary Boil Water Notice is lifted?