Children and employees should not consume water, ice or drinks made with water, or raw foods rinsed with water that has not been boiled or filtered.

When possible, parents and caregivers should provide their children with boiled or bottled water, bottled juices or juices prepared with boiled water from home.

Access to drinking fountains should be restricted or turned off where possible, so that students do not drink unboiled water by mistake.

Water should flow unrestricted to toilets and washrooms. Signs should be placed in the washrooms indicating that the water is not for drinking.

Students and staff are advised to thoroughly wash their hands with soap and running warm tap water after using the toilet and handling food. Hands should then be dried thoroughly.

'Boil Water Alert' precautions

Page Updated: Tuesday 31 March 2009
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