Wednesday, October 21st, 2015. BMG: A press release from the Ministry of Health issued earlier today, serves to notify the general public that water services have been restored to all affected areas except Sarteneja Village and that if water appears discolored or smells foul, for residents not to drink the potentially contaminated water.
If you notice that your water is contaminated, you are advised to contact the nearest health authority, the Belize Water Services (BWS) or local water boards and stop using water from that source.
The release states that safe water must be must be used for many reasons, such as:
Washing dishes, cooking surfaces, raw foods, or rinsing food
Drinking water for pets
Washing your hands before eating
Brushing your teeth
Preparing other drinks that need water such as tea, coffee, juices, baby formula, etc.
Any use where the water will be ingested internally.
Water can be boiled or chlorinated to make safe for consumption.
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