How do I boil my water so that it is safe to drink?

Bring water to a FULL ROLLING BOIL for 1 MINUTE, then allow the water to COOL BEFORE USE. Because water may take 30 minutes to cool, plan ahead. Make up a batch of boiled water in advance so you will not be tempted to use it hot and risk scalds or burns. Boiled water may be used for drinking, cooking, and washing. The flat taste of boiled water can be improved by aeration: pouring it back and forth from one container to another. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or get water from another suitable source.   Here's an easy way to remember...ROLL for ONE then COOL.

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1. What is the difference between a Precautionary Boil Water Notice and a Mandatory Notice?
2. How do I boil my water so that it is safe to drink?
3. How long will the need to boil water continue?
4. What about ice cubes or home prepared foods that may contain water that should have been boiled?
5. Does using a coffee maker make it unnecessary to boil the water I use to make coffee?
6. Can I use the water to rinse vegetables or fruits?
7. Can I hand-wash dishes with water that hasn't been boiled?
8. What if I use a dishwasher?
9. Can I take a shower?
10. If I have breaks in my skin, is it still OK to shower or bathe in water that hasn't been boiled?
11. Do I have to boil the water for my pets?
12. Can I do laundry?
13. What if I have a filter system on my faucet or refrigerator?
14. What if I think I ingested some water that should have been boiled but wasn't?