Can I shower or take a bath?

Yes, it is safe to shower or take a bath. However, this water should not be consumed.  

Instruct children to not drink water or put it in their mouths when bathing.  When bathing infants, take extra precautions such as using bottled water or water boiled for 3-5 minutes (and cooled prior to use).

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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?