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Bloomington issues boil water advisory for Longview area

City of Bloomington Utilities has issued a boil water advisory to Longview area residents. 

The boil water advisory is not related to the algae in the water. Bloomington Utilities said the advisory is in response to a water main breaking around Glenwood Avenue and Longview Avenue which caused the water pressure to fall below 20 pounds per square inch. 

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Longview area residents are being put on a precautionary boil water advisory until water samples with clear results are returned from the lab. The advisory should be lifted by 4 p.m., Bloomington utilities said. 

According to the Bloomington Utilities website, it is not necessary to boil water for other uses besides drinking, cooking or oral hygiene. Immediately after normal water pressure is restored, affected residents should run cold water from a sink or tub until clear water flows from the faucet.

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