Boone residents advised to boil drinking water to avoid potential bacteria

Boil water advisory in effect for Boone

BOONE, N.C. (WBTV) - The Appalachian District Health Department is currently advising residents of Boone to boil their water for at least one minute before consuming it, in order to avoid any potentially contamination.

The organization explained that the warning was issued due to low/no water pressure in the region from a broken water main, which could possibly lead to the introduction of bacteria into sources of drinking water.

Water that is used for making ice and for food preparation is also advised to be boiled if residents want to avoid any chance of contamination.

Late Sunday afternoon, the Boone Police Department announced that the broken water main had been repaired and that the advisory would expire at noon on Monday.

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