Water lines break and boil water advisories are issued somewhere every day due to a city's broken water main or hydrant flushing. Citizens are warned to boil the water before consuming to prevent illness. There should also be a warning to avoid doing laundry during the advisory.
While certainly not as serious as water-borne illness, the water carries bacteria, minerals and sediment that can stain your laundry. You may end up with rust spots or dingy clothes that will be hard to return to their original state.
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