Boil Water Advisories

A boil water advisory is a public notice that the tap water has become unsafe to consume for a variety of reasons, including E. coli contaminations or burst water mains. Sometimes, it takes days for officials to notify the public that the water is unsafe. Notices are distributed in different ways, including a knock on the door or a phone call.

The following list only includes boil water advisories reported online by major media outlets. A lack of an advisory doesn’t mean your tap water is safe. There are all kinds of contaminants found widely in tap water, according to EPA data. Look up your tap water here.

Date Reported Location Affected Number of People Affected Cause Time Lasted
April 7, 2021 Cornelia, Georgia Unknown Water Main Break N/A
April 6, 2021 Brighton Township, Michigan Unknown Water Main Leak N/A
April 5, 2021 Greensburg, Indiana Unknown Water Main Break N/A
April 5, 2021 Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana Unknown Water Line Break N/A
April 5, 2021 Green Oak Charter Township, Michigan Unknown Water Main Break N/A
April 1, 2021 Athens, Louisiana Unknown Not listed 5 Days
March 31, 2021 Battle Creek, Michigan Unknown Water Main Repair 1 Day
March 30, 2021 Moscow, Kansas Unknown Water Valve Break N/A
March 29, 2021 Greenville, South Carolina Unknown Water Main Break N/A
March 29, 2021 Mortons Gap, Indiana Unknown Water Line Break 2 Days
March 24, 2021 Beaufort County, South Carolina Unknown Water Main Leak N/A
March 23, 2021 Kings Grant, North Carolina 150 Damaged Fire Hydrant 1 Day
March 23, 2021 Venice, Florida Unknown Water Main Repair 3 Days
March 23, 2021 Columbia, Kentucky Unknown Water Line Break N/A
March 22, 2021 Middleville, New York Unknown Water Main Break 5 Days
March 22, 2021 Point Blue, Louisiana Unknown Water Main Repair 4 Hours
March 21, 2021 Schaghticoke, New York Unknown Fire 2 Days
March 19, 2021 Zimalcrest, South Carolina Unknown Water Main Break N/A
March 19, 2021 Ridgeville, South Carolina Unknown Water Main Repair N/A
March 19, 2021 Yerington, Nevada 500 Water Main Break 1 Day
March 19, 2021 Plaisance, Louisiana Unknown Water Line Break N/A
March 17, 2021 Pottstown, Pennsylvania 15,000 Water Main Break N/A
March 15, 2021 Johnstown, Georgia Unknown System Repairs N/A
March 15, 2021 Denham Springs, Louisiana Unknown System Repairs N/A
March 15, 2021 Bloomington, Indiana Unknown Water Main Break N/A
March 13, 2021 Herkimer, New York Unknown Water Main Break N/A
March 12, 2021 Lafayette, Louisiana Unknown Water Main Break N/A
March 12, 2021 Lake Arthur, Louisiana 2,747 Water Main Break N/A
March 11, 2021 Blissfield, Michigan Unknown Mechanical Fault 3 Days
March 10, 2021 Milan, Indiana Unknown Water Main Break N/A
March 9, 2021 East Bay Township, Michigan Unknown Water Main Break 2 Days
March 8, 2021 Westport, Indiana Unknown System Repairs 2 Days
March 8, 2021 Amite City, Louisiana Unknown Water Main Break N/A
March 8, 2021 Ridgeville, South Carolina Unknown System Repairs N/A
March 5, 2021 Fenton, Michigan Unknown Water Main Break 2 Days
March 4, 2021 Fenton, Michigan Unknown Water Main Break N/A
March 4, 2021 Shearin Hills, North Carolina 100 Infrastructure Updates N/A
March 4, 2021 Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Unknown Water Main Break N/A
March 4, 2021 Dillsboro, Indiana Unknown Water Main Break N/A
March 4, 2021 Huntingdon, Pennsylvania 40 Water Main Break N/A
March 4, 2021 Todd County, Kentucky 25 Water Line Break N/A
March 3, 2021 Mire Branch, Louisiana Unknown Water Line Repairs N/A
March 3, 2021 Aho, Washington 300 Water Main Repairs N/A
March 3, 2021 Silver Lake, Indiana Unknown Loss of Pressure N/A
March 3, 2021 Herkimer, New York Unknown Water Main Break N/A
March 2, 2021 Aiken, South Carolina 190 Water Main Repairs N/A
March 1, 2021 Topeka, Kansas Unknown Water Line Break N/A
March 1, 2021 Mankato, Kansas Unknown Water Line Break N/A
March 1, 2021 Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana Unknown Loss of Pressure N/A
February 27, 2021 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Unknown Precautionary N/A