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Facts About What to Do During a Boil Water Advisory 

Boiling water

To boil water

 •   Fill a pot with water.

 •   Heat the water until bubbles come from the bottom of the pot to the top.

 •   Once the water reaches a rolling boil, let it boil for 1 minute.

 •   Turn off the heat source and let the water cool.

 •   Pour the water into a clean container with a cover for storage.

 Disinfecting water

If you are unable to boil your water, disinfect it instead.

 

If tap water is clear:

 •   Use unscented bleach (bleach that does not have an added scent).

 •   Add 1/8 teaspoon (8 drops or about 0.75 milliliters) of unscented household liquid bleach to 1 gallon

(16 cups) of water.

 •   Mix well and wait 30 minutes or more before drinking.

 •   Store disinfected water in clean container with a cover.

 

If tap water is cloudy:

•   Filter water using clean cloth.

 •   Use unscented bleach  (bleach that does not have an added scent).

 •   Add 1/4 teaspoon (16 drops or 1.5 milliliters) of unscented household liquid bleach to 1 gallon (16 cups) of water.

 •   Mix well and wait 30 minutes or more before drinking.

 •  Store disinfected water in clean container with a cover.

 Remember that containers may need to be sanitized before using them to store safe water.

To sanitize containers:

 •   Use unscented bleach (bleach that does not have an added scent).

 •   Make a sanitizing solution by mixing 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) of unscented household liquid bleach in 1 quart (32 ounces, 4 cups, or about 1 liter) of water.

 •   Pour this sanitizing solution into a clean storage container and shake well, making sure that the solution coats the entire inside of the container.
•   Let the clean storage container sit at least 30 seconds, and then pour the solution out of the container.

•   Let empty container air dry OR rinse it with clean water that has already been made safe, if available. Never mix bleach with ammonia or other cleaners. Open windows and doors to get fresh air when you use bleach. 

Water filters 

Boil tap water even if it is filtered. Most kitchen and other household water filters typically do not remove bacteria or viruses. 

Preparing and cooking food 

  • Wash all fruits and vegetables with boiled water that has cooled or bottled water.
  • Bring water to a rolling boil for 1 minute before adding food to cook.
  • Use boiled water when preparing drinks, such as coffee, tea, and lemonade
  • Wash food preparation surfaces with boiled water. 

Feeding babies and using formula 

  • Breastfeeding is best. Continue to breastfeed. If breastfeeding is not an option:
  • Use ready-to-use baby formula, if possible.
  • Prepare powdered or concentrated baby formula with bottled water. Use boiled water if you do not have bottled water. Disinfect water for baby formula if you cannot boil your water (see above for directions on how to use bleach to disinfect water).
  • Wash and sterilize bottles and nipples before use.
  • If you cannot sterilize bottles, try to use single-serve, ready-to-feed bottles. 

Ice 

•   Do not use ice from ice trays, ice dispensers, or ice makers.

 •   Throw out all ice made with tap water.

 •   Make new ice with boiled or bottled water. 

Bathing and showering

 Be careful not to swallow any water when bathing or showering.

 Use caution when bathing babies and young children. Consider giving them a sponge bath to reduce the chance of them swallowing water. 

Brushing teeth 

Brush teeth with boiled or bottled water. Do not use untreated tap water. 

Washing dishes 

Household dishwashers generally are safe to use if the water reaches a final rinse temperature of at least 150 degrees or if the dishwasher has a sanitizing cycle. 

To wash dishes by hand:

 •   Wash and rinse the dishes as you normally would using hot water.

•   In a separate basin, add 1 teaspoon of unscented household liquid bleach for each gallon of warm water.

•   Soak the rinsed dishes in the water for at least one minute.

•   Let the dishes air dry completely. 

Laundry 

It is safe to do laundry as usual. 

Pets 

Pets can get some of the same diseases as people. It is a good idea to give them boiled water that has been cooled.


For more information please visit the CDC website





Month of October
INFLUENZA VACCINE

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Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get the flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands or tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes every year. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu. Vaccination has been shown to have many benefits including reducing the risk of flu illnesses, hospitalizations and even the risk of flu-related death in children.

The Conneaut City Health Department will be holding an event as this year celebrating "public health" and 100 years since the spanish influenza pandemic. 

This event is open to the public and free! 

CONNEAUT: LEARING FROM THE PAST...
PROTECTING THE FUTURE: 100 YEARS 
AFTER SPANISH FLU PANDEMIC

October 17, 2018
10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the
Conneaut Public Library

By: Michael Kimmel and Conneaut
City Health Department


The Conneaut City Health Departments Annual Flu Clinic will be on:
October 30, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

If you have any questions please contact the department.




Harmful Algal Blooms

(HABs) are often called blue-green algae, are commonly found in Ohio lakes, slow-moving rivers, and ponds. There are many kinds of species of blue-green algae that do not produce toxins, but some can cause HABs. What causes HABs you may ask is when there is a shallow body of fresh water, warm temperatures, sunlight, and excessive amounts of nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) in the water. 

In the right environment, the numbers of blue-green algae can increase at a rapid rate or "bloom" in a body of water. Some HABs are visible, and can be seen as a thick mats or scum on the surface of the water. These mats can vary in color, including bright green, bluish-green, or even sometimes a red or maroon. 

For more information click here


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Click on bathing beach and recreational water monitoring reports before you swim, for Conneaut Township Park.


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