Can I wash my hands?

The Town of Normal recommends using bottled water or water boiled for 3-5 for hand washing when boil orders are issued.  When this is not practical and tap water must be used to wash/rinse hands, follow up with a hand sanitizer.  Consuming unsafe water is the most likely way to become ill.  Using extra precautions such as hand sanitizer when hand washing ensures hands are clean.

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1. What does a "boil order" mean?
2. If I'm under a boil order, how long should I boil my water?
3. Why are boil orders called?
4. Can I drink the water?
5. Can I wash my hands?
6. Can I shower or take a bath?
7. How do I wash my dishes?
8. Can I wash clothes?
9. Can my pets drink the water?
10. Is it safe to breast feed during the boil order after bathing in the water?
11. Are vending machines that mix drinks safe? (e.g., coffee, tea & hot chocolate machines)
12. What happens if you drink contaminated water?
13. What are the symptoms of water-borne illness?
14. How long will the boil order remain in effect?