Aqua New Jersey recently issued a boil advisory for the town of Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Aqua New Jersey’s website tells us that an equipment malfunction with an ultraviolet treatment system led to incomplete disinfection for some water distributed to properties.
So what exactly is a boil advisory? When a boil advisory is issued, it means that all water used for ingestion, including water used for washing fruits and vegetables must be boiled. Government agencies even warn that after hand washing, antiseptic washes should be used to keep bacteria from being accidentally ingested.
The advisory tells residents to “bring the water to a full rolling boil for 1 minute before using for cooking or drinking.”
But there are easier and more sustainable alternatives to filter your water in the case of a contamination.
The AquaCera countertop filtration system offers a simple and easy-to-use alternative to boiling your water. It filters out 99.9% of pathogenic organisms like E. Coli and Giardia, and it has a convenient flow rate of one half-gallon per minute. If you want to filter the water throughout your home, the AquaCera Gravity Water Filter System offers an excellent and safe option, providing your home with safe water, and removing the same bacteria that a boil alert warns you against.
If you are concerned about the safety of your water, you can call our water experts at 1-877-335-3339.