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Boil Water Advisory: What do I do?

If you are reading this then you most likely have encountered a recent Boil water advisory in your area. What does this mean, what should you do, and how can  you avoid the worry in the future about consuming the water coming from your tap?

If you have a boil water advisory then you must not drink water from your tap without boiling it, unless you have a water filtration system installed for your drinking water that meets all the NSF requirements for bacteria, viruses and cysts reduction. Boiling water is not just bringing it to a boil, you must continuously boil it for at least 1 minute, and for babies and infants, as well as the elderly and those with compromised Immune systems, they recommend keeping it at a boil for 3 minutes.

The main reason for a boil water advisory is that somewhere in your municipalities water supply chain, there has been a compromise in the water quality, and there is a concern for contaminants to be in your water supply that could make you and your family sick if you consume them. Water advisories affect drinking, cooking, eating with water, as well as brushing your teeth. This also affects ice makers, coffee machines, and any other household items that store water, so be diligent watching what water you are consuming.

The important thing to note is that a boil water advisory is meant to address the main and highest concern of bacteria and micro-organisms in the water supply that can result in severe illness and even death. However other contaminants which are still harmful and unwanted, such as sediment and soil, do not get removed by simply boiling the water, and without a filtration system, you are still consuming the sediment and larger contaminants which can get into the water supply from things such as weather related or human related flooding, water main breaks and more.

Common contaminants in our tap water supplies include industrial and commercial solvents, metal and acid salts, sediments, pesticides, herbicides, plant nutrients, radioactive materials, road salts, decaying animal and vegetable matter, and living microorganisms, such as algae, bacteria, and viruses.

During water advisories there is a possibility of higher levels of chemical disinfectants like Chlorine and Ammonia in your water systems so that the local municipality can combat the higher contamination levels in the water supply.

The various common contaminants in your water supply have been linked to cancer, reproductive issues, cell mutation, respiratory problems, auto-immune disorders, birth defects, neurological problems and cardiovascular disease to name a few. PUR2o is also supporting Documenting Hope currently as a non profit organization funding research into how lifestyle contaminants from foods, water and other factors affect our children, and how this correlates with the inflated levels of Autism, ADD, ADHD and other chronic childhood illnesses.

The point is, we buy organic, we try to live clean, we drive electric cars, but we forget that our number one source of life support is water, and we don’t check as much as we should and learn what is in the water we drink. An important tips is to ensure that you change any water filters in your home after a boil water advisory is over to combat the extreme build up of contaminants they have been subjected to, this includes fridge filters, jug filters as well as under sink or house systems!

With a PUR2o Alkaline Plus 5 step water system, with an added 6th step UV filter to kill dangerous bacteria, you can sleep at night knowing that regardless of the quality of your tap water, or the contaminants in your water supply, your water supply is safe for you and your family to consume, cook with and bathe with.

For less than $2000, you know that you are safe. Did you know… to consume the recommended daily water intake from bottled water in one year, will cost around the same price as a PUR2o system, and the water is healthier and in many cases cleaner than the bottled water that you buy! An average American spends $1100 a year on Starbucks coffee!

With PUR2o Alkaline Water, you will have less environmental and chemical contaminants in your body, your body will absorb nutrients, supplements and medications better, you will have more energy, your food and coffee will taste better, and you will be more hydrated! And the best bit of all? You won’t need to have sleepless nights and race to the empty shelves looking for bottled water during a water advisory, as your water at home will be safe. Read the 101 Health Benefits of Alkaline Water here...

About PUR2o

We are striving to provide as many people as possible with filtered, purified, naturally alkaline and ionized water for drinking and cooking straight from the tap, for three reasons. We care about the health of YOU, the health of our PLANET and the health of your POCKET!


Our goal is to provide as many people as possible with pure, crystal clear, safe & healthy water.

PUR2o Alkaline water is shown to benefit: Overall health and energy, weight management, muscle stimulation, brain power, digestive system, mood, body temperature, youthfulness, complexion, lifespan, and boosting your immune system.


We are also committed to creating a greater awareness of how plastic and plastic bottles are polluting our planet and our bodies by providing the best water out of your tap, eliminating the amount of plastic we dispose of and how much water we consume out of plastic bottles.


Aside from all the health benefits of Alkaline Water, you save a tremendous amount of money with our systems! Did you know?…. If you drink eight glasses of water each day, it will cost approximately $55 per year; vs $1,700 if you were to drink the same amount of bottled water instead. The PUR2o system pays for its self in only one year by one persons water consumption.


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