BOIL WATER ADVISORY
The Dade County Water & Sewer Authority is issuing this advisory for Valley locations
North of the City of Trenton due to loss of positive pressure which may be disrupting
your water supply or causing water pressure in parts of the water system to drop to very
low levels. The extreme cold weather has caused unprecedented water use that has
depleted our water storage tanks in the North end of Dade County. The advisory is being
issued out of an abundance of caution – there is the potential a health hazard may exist
due to microbial contamination in these areas without positive pressure.
In order to protect the public from a potential health hazard, customers that have
experienced water outages and/or low water pressures are advised to use only boiled tap
water or bottled water for drinking, cooking, or preparing food.
To properly boil tap water for use, customers should:
• Heat water until bubbles come quickly from the bottom of the container;
• Continue heating the water for one minute once it begins to boil;
• Remove the water from the heat source and allow to cool before use.
During a Boil Water Advisory, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that
boiled tap water or bottled water be used for the following:
• Brushing teeth
• Washing food and preparing food and baby formula
• Making ice
• Drinking water for pets
Other activities such as clothes washing, dish washing and other uses can be done
without boiling tap water, if done properly. The complete CDC guidance can be found at
this website: https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/drinking/drinking-water-
The advisory is in effect until Dade County Water & Sewer Authority has done the
appropriate testing to be confident that there is no longer a public health concern.
Customers will be notified immediately when the Advisory is lifted. Once the Advisory
is lifted you should flush all faucets for a minimum of two minutes before using for
drinking or food preparation.
Dade County Water & Sewer Authority Office: 706-657-4341 Emergency: 706-657-6097