What are the causes of boil orders?

The presence of E coli bacteria is a common cause for issuing a boil order. Other instances include low water pressure and inadequate levels of chlorine at systems that require chlorination. High turbidity levels, cross connections, inadequate treatment techniques and the presence of other microbial pathogens such as Giardia or Cryptosporidium are potential causes for boil orders that occur less frequently.

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1. What’s the difference between a Boil Order and a Boil Advisory?
2. So, What is a Boil Order?
3. What is a Boil Advisory?
4. What precautions should I take if under a boil order or a boil advisory?
5. Do I need to boil bath water?
6. What are the causes of boil orders?