How long will the need to boil water continue?

Customers should not stop boiling the water until they receive notice from The City of Hamilton. Typically, the need to boil water lasts for 24 to 48 hours, but can be longer. How long will depend on the conditions that caused the need to boil, how quickly the conditions are corrected, and how long it takes for laboratory results to confirm it is safe to return to normal water use. The City of Hamilton will provide updates on the progress of corrective actions and how long the event is expected to last. 

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1. What should I do if a Boil Water Notice is issued?
2. Is the water safe for washing dishes, laundry, and bathing?
3. How do I prepare food and baby formula?
4. How long will the need to boil water continue?
5. What do I need to do when the Boil Water Notice has been lifted?