Curious About Water Bill Discounts After EmergencyWBZ

A boil-water order was lifted early Tuesday morning for two million customers in the Boston area, after tests showed the water is safe for drinking.

But, you should run your water for several minutes before using it, to be safe.

Read: What To Do Now

Michele from Revere Declared her Curiosity to WBZ:

“Now that the boil water emergency has been lifted and we need to run an empty dishwasher cycle, run the cold water for a minute and the hot water for 15-30 minutes…I want to know if the MWRA is going to discount our next water bills?”

At a news conference Tuesday, Fred Laskey, executive director of the MWRA, said no.

“I don’t think it will change the bills at all,” he told WBZ’s Sera Congi.

Watch: Laskey Answers Rate Question

“It’s a short window of time and, keep in mind, we were still using, on Sunday, we used 215 million gallons, or the public did, that’s still a heavy load of water, so I don’t think there will be any impact on the rates.”

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