Boil water advisory lifted for Dutch Island

Published: Mar. 21, 2023 at 4:56 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 22, 2023 at 9:49 AM EDT
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - UPDATE: The boil water advisory for Dutch Island was lifted as of 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

The City of Savannah has issued a boil water advisory for people on Dutch Island.

They say it is due to a brief drop in water pressure in the water system. According to the city, the advisory is being issued with an abundance of caution as they test the water for microbial contamination.

The city says they will have results by midday Wednesday, March 22th.

To properly boil tap water for use, Dutch Island water 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 following:

  • Drinking
  • Brushing teeth
  • Washing food and preparing food and baby formula
  • Making ice
  • Drinking water for pets