Lobster boil notice: A big update
By By Simon Hradecky, Engineering ReporterDecember 14, 2018 02:09:18In a new update, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that it is now issuing an advisory regarding “mixed source” boil water advisories.
A mixed source boil water advisory is when the water source of a boil water notice is not known.
This is not the first time the EPA has issued mixed source warnings.
Last year, the agency issued a mixed source warning for a boilwater notice for a specific source of contaminated water.
EPA officials say the warning does not apply to any boilwater notices issued in 2017.
According to the EPA, this notice is intended to alert consumers to the potential for contamination of the water supply from a source that they have not determined.
According EPA guidelines, mixed source advisories are issued when a boil source is not specified in the notice, but a combination of known and unknown sources is identified.
For example, a boil notice for an unidentified source may indicate that the source is a coal mine, but may also indicate that a source is contaminated water from a nuclear reactor.
The EPA said that the mixed source advisory is issued only to states with specific boilwater advisories that are not specific to a single source.
The US Environmental Protect Agency (EPSA) is the federal agency that oversees federal boil water safety rules.
EPA also oversees state boil water and wastewater safety rules, and the agency has issued advisory boilwater advisory advisories for multiple states.