I wondered about that too. What if you run them in the microwave for a minute before eating from them?
Gov. Patrick lifts boil order
Governor Patrick said the water supply is now clean for all communities except for the town of Saugus
May 4, 2010 05:10 AM
Governor Deval Patrick has announced that the "boil-water" order has been lifted for 29 of 30 communities that have lost their supply of fresh drinking water since Saturday, ending a water crisis that, at one point, had inconvenienced nearly 2 million people in the Boston area.
Patrick said the water supply was now clean and safe for all purposes in all the communities, except for the town of Saugus, which was still awaiting water quality test results this morning.
Patrick thanked the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and other state agencies.
"Thanks to the efforts of MWRA and the whole team of state agencies who have responded to this emergency, the people of Boston and surrounding communities can once again rely on the safety of their tap water for drinking," Patrick said in a statement. "With a few simple steps, residents and businesses can now go back to normal water use, with full confidence."
The decision to lift the order, which required residents to boil water for a minute before using it for drinking or cooking, came after more than 800 water samples at 482 locations were tested, the governor's office said. The tests showed no contamination that could threaten public health.