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Boil Advisory Lifted In Burlington

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Burlington residents are advised to boil their water for one minute before using until further notice.

Updated 6:15 a.m. Monday

Burlington officials have lifted a precautionary boil advisory. It was first issued citywide over the weekend following a break in a 16-inch water main on Pine Street.

In a written statement Saturday, Burlington Department of Public Works advised residents to boil water for at least one minute before use until further notice: 

"Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water."

The DPW said Sunday there was a limited supply of bottled water at the Water Plant for people with compromised immune systems who unable to boil water. Anyone in need could call 802-863-4501.

A tweet from the DPW Saturday night indicated the repairs to the water main were underway and that the boil advisory would likely remain in place through most of Sunday. 

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The affected area included all of Burlington as well as some South Burlington households served by the Queen City.

Officials noted the University of Vermont and UVM Medical Center were not affected.

Click here to see a map of the affected area.

Correction 7:30 a.m. 2/17/2020 An earlier version of this story misstated the size of the water main that broke. It is a 16-inch main.

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