September 10, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – We have received several inquiries from readers seeking more details on procedures to follow to stay safe during boil-water advisories issued for several communities. The following advice is offered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
This link has details for consumers as well as links for medical professionals and more: http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/crypto/health_professionals/bwa/index.html . Below is the information for consumers including how long to boil water, special instructions for children and those with immune-compromised health, and directions on how to flush pipes and appliances after the boil water order is lifted.
Boil waters are in effect locally through Sunday at the following locations due to pump failures during the blackout: