The Municipality of McCreary has issued a boil water advisory. Public Works were forced to shut off water to homes due to a water main break, but it has since been restored. The advisory is being issued to protect the health of residents, since distribution depressurization can compromise the safety of the water.
Until further notice, all water used for consumption should be brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute before it is used for:
• Drinking and ice-making
• Beverage preparation, such as infant formula
• Preparing food; including washing fruits and vegetables
• Brushing teeth
• Feeding pets
It is not necessary to boil tap water used for other household purposes, such as laundry or washing dishes. Adults and older children that are able to avoid swallowing the water can wash, bathe, or shower. Young children should be sponge bathed.
For more information, call the Municipality of McCreary at 204-835-2309.