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Washington D.C. residents advised to consume boiled water

ANI  |  Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] 

The regulating body of has advised residents and businesses in a major portion of the city to avoid drinking tap without boiling it, due of a contamination risk.

A problem with the system on Thursday night made it "possible for contaminants to enter the water," Water, the regulatory body, said in a statement, reported

According to the officials, there is no information indicating that any water was contaminated and the "boil water advisory" is a precaution.

Water stated that it is safe to bathe and shower, but have asked residents to avoid swallowing the running water.

An estimated 34,000 Water customers are affected, said.

Residents of an entire apartment complex can be counted as a single customer.

The advisory in effect in parts of and Northeast is expected to last for 24 to 48 hours.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 21:33 IST