The following advice is to be followed for schools and child care centres if your water supplier has advised that a Boil Water Alert has been issued.

  • 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. Infant formula should be made with cooled boiled water.​
  • 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.

Precautions during a Boil Water Alert


Current as at: Wednesday 6 July 2022
Contact page owner: Environmental Health