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The city of Shreveport is under a system-wide boil advisory currently, and its disrupting a lot around the community.

This latest breakdown in Shreveport infrastructure has led to a massive shutdown of all Caddo Parish public schools. Which has created a domino effect for businesses and childcare providers. Especially ones that operate within the city of Shreveport, who are also dealing with the water issues.

There are of course a lot of questions about this boil advisory. We can't answer how long it will last, or how often this will happen moving forward, but we did look up an answer for something people will be asking today.


A common question during a boil advisory centers around coffee makers. Are they able to boil water sufficiently to meet the requirements of a boil advisory?

Well, if you find yourself asking whether or not your coffee maker boils water enough, you're not going to like this answer. Because according to officials, no, your coffee maker doesn't boil water enough.

Canadian officials (they deal with winter weather a lot up there, so you could call them experts when it comes to boil advisories caused by frozen pipes) for the Government of Northwest Territories has a long breakdown of what you should and shouldn't do during a boil advisory. Here's what they say when it comes to your coffee maker:

"Most coffee makers cannot maintain high temperatures for a long enough time to make the water safe to drink. Coffee can be made by using water that has already been boiled for one minute before adding to the coffee maker or made using bottled water. If you are using an automatic shut-off kettle, make sure the water has boiled for one minute before you use it."

So you can still make coffee, just make sure you're not relying on your coffee maker to do all the work.

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