Orange County Utilities is committed to providing safe drinking water. Occasionally, unforeseen emergencies may result in a loss of water pressure or power at our facilities, which could compromise water quality. If necessary, Orange County Utilities will issue a boil water advisory.
If you are notified that your area is under a boil water advisory, you should boil all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes prior to use. Heat the water to a constant, rolling boil for at least one minute. The water is safe for bathing, laundering, and other non-consumptive uses.
After your water service is restored, the boil water advisory will usually remain in effect for at least two days while samples are collected and analyzed.
You can call the Boil Water Hotline at (407) 254-9670 for information on the status of a boil water advisory.
- Boil Water Advisory Video.
Boil Water Advisory Video
(This video explains what to do in the event that a boil water advisory is issued.)