Ninety-one public drinking water systems are under a boil water advisory, according to the state Department of Public Health. The number has been updated from earlier in the day.

Some large public water supply systems lost power capabilities as a result of tropical storm Irene, but emergency power capabilities prevented an interruption in their water supply.

In addition, DPH has advised homeowners with private wells in flooded areas to consider their wells contaminated and disinfect the wells before resuming use.

Residents served by water systems under the boil water advisory should:

Bring their water to a rolling boil–with very large bubbles in the water, making it move very quickly–for one minute. To make it taste better, pour the boiled water back and forth between two clean containers a few times.

Boiled or bottled water should be used when cooking, washing fruits and vegetables, brushing teeth or making baby formula. Boiled water should be allowed to cool to a safe temperature before drinking or handling.

Adults and older children do not need to use boiled water to shower or bathe, but should try not to swallow any water or get it in their mouths. Infants, toddlers, the elderly and people with severely compromised immune systems should be bathed using water that has been boiled and cooled to a safe temperature, or bottled water.

The water systems under boil advisories are:

Ashford Hills Associates, LLC, Ashford

  • Birch Hills Condominiums, Ashford
  • Woodlawn Apartments, LLC, Ashford
  • Mar-Lea Park Apts, Ashford
  • Elmwood Court LLC, Bethel
  • 168 Boston Turnpike, Bolton
  • Brooklyn Manor, Brooklyn
  • Gorman Road Apartments, Brooklyn
  • Knollbrook Village Elderly Housing, Canterbury
  • Cedar Grove Mobile Home Park, Clinton
  • Evergreen Trailer Park – System #1, Clinton
  • Nod Hill Apartments, Clinton
  • Evergreen Trailer Park – System #2, Clinton
  • Evergreen Trailer Park – System #3, Clinton
  • Evergreen Trailer Park – System #4, Clinton
  • Goodrich Mobile Home Park ,Clinton
  • Colchester Courtyards, Colchester
  • Kugeman Village, Cornwall
  • CTWC – Pilgrim Hills Division, Coventry
  • Twin Hills Water District, Coventry
  • Hill Hollow Association, Durham
  • Metacomet Homes-Well 2, East Granby
  • East Haddam Elementary School, East Haddam
  • Nathan Hale-Ray Middle School, East Haddam
  • Neipsic Woods Water Association, Glastonbury
  • Greenwich Reform Synagogue, Greenwich
  • Lakeview Mobile Home Park, Griswold
  • Colonial Efficiency Apartments, Groton
  • Rogers Mobile Home Park, Groton
  • Quonnipaug Hills – Lower System, Guilford
  • Quonnipaug Hills – Section I, Guilford
  • Young Horizons Daycare, Haddam
  • High Meadow, Haddam
  • Garden Lane Apartments, Harwinton
  • Abby Water LLC, Hebron
  • Hebron Arms Apartments, Hebron
  • Hillside Condominiums, Hebron
  • CTWC – Christ Lutheran Church, Hebron
  • Country Manor Apartments, Hebron
  • Wellswood Estates Foundation, Inc, Hebron
  • Killingworth Kids Center ,Killingworth
  • Carefree Homeowners Association, Lebanon
  • St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Madison
  • Knollwood Acres Apartments, Mansfield
  • Orchard Acres Association, Mansfield
  • Club House Apartments, Mansfield
  • Woods Edge Apartments, LLC, Mansfield
  • Maplewood Apartments, Mansfield
  • Renwood Condominiums, Mansfield
  • Mansfield Village, LLC, Mansfield
  • Reja – Rainbow Spring Water Company, Middlefield
  • Oakridge Gardens, LLC, Montville
  • Oakridge Village, Montville
  • Thompson Hill Water Co – Beechwood A, Montville
  • St. Thomas More School-The Cove, Montville
  • SCWA, Seven Oaks (Oak), Montville
  • United Water Ct, Inc.-Indian Ridge Sys, New Milford
  • Candlewood Trails Association, New Milford
  • Newtown Village, Newtown
  • Meadowbrook Terrace Mobile Home Pa, Newtown
  • SCWA, Cedar Ridge Division, North Stonington
  • Stonington Institute – Main Building, North Stonington
  • Chadwick Homeowners Assn., Inc., Old Lyme
  • Mile Creek Apartments, Old Lyme
  • Boxwood Condominium Association, Old Lyme
  • Westview Terrace Mobile Home Park, Plainfield
  • Jumbo Apartments, Plainfield
  • Moosup Manor, Plainfield
  • Arnio Lake Realty LLC, Plainfield
  • Rural Wat Co-Ridgefield Lakes-Main Sys, Ridgefield
  • Rural Wat Co-Ridgefield Lakes-Well #4, Ridgefield
  • Rural Wat Co-Ridgefield Lakes-Well #11, Ridgefield
  • Salem Manor Condominiums, System #1, Salem
  • Crystal Lake Condominiums, Salem
  • Salem Manor Condominiums, System #2, Salem
  • Eastview Kozley Water Association, Tolland
  • Norwegian Woods Apartments, Tolland
  • Stone Pond Condominiums, Tolland
  • Ivy Woods, Tolland
  • CTWC – SDC Water, Voluntown
  • Clinton Nurseries – Primary System, Westbrook
  • Clinton Nurseries – Secondary System, Westbrook
  • Willington Ridge Condos – System #1, Willington
  • Willington Ridge Condos – System #2, Willington
  • Wyndham Park Apartments, Windham
  • Wolcott High School, Wolcott
  • Woodbury Place Condominium Assn, Woodbury
  • Brookwood Apartments – System #2, Woodstock
  • Woodstock Meadows Condominium Ass, Woodstock
  • Brookwood Apartments – System #1, Woodstock
  • Fawn Ridge Association Inc., Woodstock

Arielle Levin Becker covered health care for The Connecticut Mirror. She previously worked for The Hartford Courant, most recently as its health reporter, and has also covered small towns, courts and education in Connecticut and New Jersey. She was a finalist in 2009 for the prestigious Livingston Award for Young Journalists, a recipient of a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship and the third-place winner in 2013 for an in-depth piece on caregivers from the National Association of Health Journalists. She is a 2004 graduate of Yale University.

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