What about washing dishes?

Hand-washing dishes: Wash with hot soapy water, then use boiled water to rinse.

Dishwasher: If the hot water reaches at least 170 degrees or the dishwasher has a sanitizing cycle and includes a full dry cycle, this will be sufficient.

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1. Why are Precautionary Boil Water Notices issued?
2. What if I accidentally drank tap water before I learned about the Precautionary Boil Water Notice?
3. How long should water be boiled?
4. How does boiling water make it safe to drink?
5. Should I use bottled water?
6. Can I wash my hands in tap water during the notice period?
7. What about brushing teeth?
8. Can I take a shower?
9. What about washing dishes?
10. Can I wash food with tap water?
11. Can I use tap water for making coffee, tea, lemonade, baby formula, frozen juice, or other beverages?
12. Can I use my ice maker during the notice?
13. Does a water filter protect me?
14. Is it safe to give water to pets?
15. Can I use tap water to water my grass or garden?
16. If the street next to my street is under a Precautionary Boil Water Notice, will the same precautions apply to me?
17. When will the Precautionary Boil Water Notice be lifted?
18. How is the public notified?
19. Is there anything I must do after the Precautionary Boil Water Notice is lifted?