Water Boil Advisory

The City of Bowling Green Water Distribution Division will issue a Water Boil Advisory if there is a possibility that contaminants may be introduced into the water system.

Contaminants may enter the water system when a water main is depressurized. The City will make the necessary repairs to restore the water service as soon as possible. After the repairs are made, the water system will be flushed, samples will be taken, and bacteriological testing will be performed to ensure all drinking water standards are met. A Water Boil Advisory will be in effect until noon three days after the advisory is issued. If the Water Boil Advisory needs to be extended, the affected customers will be notified.

Notifying Residents

The official customer notification for a Water Boil Advisory will be a letter or a door hanger left at the affected building or property. View an example Water Boil Advisory Door Hanger (PDF).