Do not drink the water without boiling first. Bring all water to a rolling boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. You should use boiled water or bottled water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and food preparation. You will be notified when the boil water notice is lifted. There is no exact timeline for how long a boil water notice will be in effect. SCBWA will not lift the boil water notice until the water sample is approved and permission is given by the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection.