May 2nd, 2010

Anhinga, snakebird

"Boil water" order in Eastern Massachusetts

There was a major accident in the water supply system; the order to boil water was issued for 30 towns in the Greater Boston area. The official instructions are quite strict (boil for at least a minute, don't brush teeth with tap water, etc; I am not sure how much of an overkill these instructions are). Collapse )
Upd: The order is lifted. People are asked to flush their systems.