A boil water advisory is in effect for Washago.

The Township of Severn says it’s because of a water main break.

You have to rapidly boil your water for one minute at least before using it. That includes all water that you use that could end up in your body, including but not limited to drinking, washing your hands, brushing your teeth, food preparation, hand washing dishes, and water for pets.

Adults and teens can shower in water that hasn’t been boiled. Children, however, should be sponge bathed or showered with a handheld showerhead, taking care to avoid the face. Dishwashers with a hot setting are safe to use, and laundry can be done with water that hasn’t been boiled.

The township says, however, that if you’re in doubt, use boiled water. The boil water advisory is in effect until further notice. If you have any questions or concerns you can get in touch with the Township of Severn Administrative Office at (705) 325-2315.