Will a coffee maker make water safe to boil
The city of Shreveport is currently under a system-wide boil advisory, and it is causing great disruption to the community.
This latest breakdown of Shreveport’s infrastructure has led to a mass closure of all public schools in Caddo Parish. This has created a domino effect for businesses and child care providers. Especially those operating in the city of Shreveport, which also deal with water issues.
There are of course many questions about this boil water advisory. We can’t say how long this will last, or how often it will happen in the future, but we’ve been looking for an answer to something people are going to ask today.
A common question during a boil water advisory concerns coffee makers. Are they able to boil the water enough to meet the requirements of a boil water advisory?
Well, if you’re wondering if your coffee maker boils enough water or not, you’re not going to like this answer. Because according to officials, no, your coffee maker does not boil enough water.
Canadian officials (they care a lot about winter conditions there, so you can call them experts when it comes to boil water advisories caused by frozen pipes) to the Government of the Northwest Territories has a long description of what you should and should not do during a boil water advisory. Here is what they say when it comes to your coffee maker:
“Most coffee makers cannot maintain high temperatures long enough to make water safe to drink. Coffee can be made using water that has already been boiled for one minute before adding to the coffee maker or by using bottled water. If using an automatic shut-off kettle, make sure the water has boiled for one minute before using.
So you can still make coffee, just make sure you’re not relying on your coffee maker to do it. everything the work.