Is there a proper way to boil water?

Boil water before use, holding it at a rolling boil for over one minute (and then cool) before drinking, washing dishes, cooking, etc. If you do not have access to a stove, see Preparing Tap Water For Storage. An alternative to boiling or using bleach to sanitize your water, water purification tablets are available at local stores that sell camping equipment.

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1. What is the best way to stay informed?
2. What is a precautionary boil-water notice?
3. Is there a proper way to boil water?
4. If there is a precautionary boil-water notice, can I use tap water for showering, baths and shaving?
5. Will my water filter sanitize the water?