BOIL WATER ADVISORY
August, 21, 2014 -- 3:30 p.m.
Until further notice, all on-campus community
members should boil all tap water used for drinking, food preparation, tooth
brushing and ice for at least one minute.
Ice or any beverages prepared with un-boiled tap water on or after
August 19, 2014 should be discarded as a precaution. A Town of Wellesley water sample tested positive for
e.coli. College operations will continue as
normal. As new information becomes available, we will continue to keep you
apprised. More information is available via the Press Release from Town of Wellesley (pdf).
Water locations have been set up in Lunder Admission Center, Olin Hall, Trim Dining Hall, Reynolds Campus Center, and Webster Athletic Center.
August, 21, 2014 -- 12:10 p.m.
Public Safety has been advised of a BOIL WATER ADVISORY in the Town of Wellesley. Use only bottled water at this time.
What To Do In a Boil Water Advisory
Use bottled (or boiled) water for drinking, brushing teeth, washing produce, making ice, etc. It is safe to shower with the water.
Use hand sanitizer to wash your hands, or use water that has been boiled and sufficiently cooled.
Do not drink tap water, even from water fountains or personal filters, unless boiled.
Stop using appliances and equipment that use tap water, such as coffee makers and ice trays.
Do not eat food that was washed or prepared with non-boiled water.
Do not wash hands with tap water.
- Fill a pot with water.
- Heat the water until bubbles come from the bottom of the pot to the top.
- Once the water reaches a rolling boil, let it boil for 1 minute.
- Turn off the heat source and let the water cool.
- Pour the water into a clean container with a cover for storage.
Preparing and cooking food
- Wash all fruits and vegetables with boiled water that has cooled or bottled water.
- Bring water to a rolling boil for 1 minute before adding food to cook.
- Use boiled water when preparing drinks, such as coffee, tea, and lemonade
- Wash food preparation surfaces with boiled water.
Bathing and showering
- Be careful not to swallow any water when bathing or showering.
- Use caution when bathing babies and young children. Consider giving them a sponge bath to reduce the chance of them swallowing water.
with boiled or bottled water. Do not use untreated tap water.
is safe to do laundry as usual.
If You Consumed Water
Be reassured that you will most
likely be fine without any illness but, in the case of illness, please be aware of the following:
- Symptoms usually appear within 2 to 4 days, but can take up to 8 days.
- Most people recover without antibiotics or other specific treatment in 5-10 days.
- There is no evidence that antibiotics improve the course of disease, and it is thought that treatment with some antibiotics may precipitate kidney complications.
- Antidiarrheal agents, such as loperamide (Imodium), should also be avoided.
If you should develop diarrhea, stay hydrated with bottled
water. If you are running a fever and/or vomiting, you should be seen by a
medical provider. In the absence of a fever they should not be alarmed but if
you require more information, please call Health Services at 781-239-6363. The people at risk are the very young and the elderly and those
who are immunocompromised.
The Public Safety Department supports the Babson community by implementing programs in emergency preparedness to build, sustain, and improve the capacity of the College to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergency disasters.
Babson College is actively working to provide for the safety and security of members of the Babson community. The College has a standing Crisis Management Team, consisting of senior administrators, which is ready to act as necessary.
In the event of an emergency, Babson has an emergency notification system in place and will give information to the community via email, voice mail, text message or through other appropriate methods.
For the Following Audiences
|Parents and Undergraduate Students
||Office of Student Affairs
||Office of Graduate Student Affairs
|Faculty and Staff
||Office of Human Resources
General Information About Terrorism
Terrorism is the use of force or violence against persons or property in violation of the criminal laws of the United States for purposes of intimidation, coercion, or ransom.
Terrorists often use threats to:
- Create fear among the public
- Try to convince citizens that their government is powerless to prevent terrorism
- Get immediate publicity for their causes
Acts of terrorism include threats of terrorism; assassinations; kidnappings; hijackings; bomb scares and bombings; cyber attacks (computer-based); and the use of chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological weapons.
High-risk targets for acts of terrorism include military and civilian government facilities, international airports, large cities, and high-profile landmarks. Terrorists might also target large public gatherings, water and food supplies, utilities, and corporate centers. Further, terrorists are capable of spreading fear by sending explosives or chemical and biological agents through the mail.
Within the immediate area of a terrorist event, you would need to rely on police, fire, and other officials for instructions. However, you can prepare in much the same way you would prepare for other crisis events.
General Safety Guidelines
- Be aware of your surroundings
- Move or leave if you feel uncomfortable or if something does not seem right
- Report suspicious activity to the Babson Public Safety Department 781-239-5555 or local police.
- Take precautions when traveling. Be aware of conspicuous or unusual behavior. Do not accept packages from strangers. Do not leave luggage unattended.
- Learn where emergency exits are located in buildings you frequent. Plan how to get out in the event of an emergency
- Be prepared to do without services you normally depend on—electricity, telephone, natural gas, gasoline pumps, cash registers, ATMs, and Internet transactions
- Be Prepared: Everyone should establish an emergency preparedness kit and emergency plan for themselves and their family and stay informed about what to do during an emergency.
For further information on Terrorism Awareness and Emergency Preparedness, visit www.ready.gov