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Bloomington Utilities issues boil water advisory near West Seventh Street

The City of Bloomington Utilities issued a boil water advisory Monday, which will stay in effect until 8 a.m. Wednesday for 42 addresses, according to a City of Bloomington press release . 

Utilities advises residents at the affected addresses to boil all water used for cooking, drinking and oral hygiene for at least five minutes prior to consumption. Once normal water pressure is restored, utilities advises residents to run cold water from a sink or tub until clear water flows from the faucet. 

According to the release, utilities dispatched a crew to fix a water main break at the intersection of West Seventh Street and North Waldron Street, affecting residents along West Seventh Street, North Fairview Street and North Waldron Street. 

A full list of affected addresses is available on the utilities website

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a boil water advisory is issued when a community’s water could potentially contain germs. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management requires all public water systems to issue a boil water advisory when pressure in the water main drops below 20 psi, according to the release. 

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