SAWS President and CEO Robert Puente is recommending that SAWS customers should boil their water before drinking it until further notice.
Puente said the boil water notice comes out of “an abundance of caution” due to low water pressure and said that only water used for drinking needed to be boiled. Puente said tap water is safe to use to wash hands and to bathe.
“It is safe to say that we’re going to be dealing with this situation for days, not hours,” Puente said. “This situation is likely to get worse and more pipes on private property will experience breakages, and we will have a more difficult problem with maintaining pressure.”
Puente said that as long as there are electricity outages, there will be water issues.