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Duncannon issues boil water advisory

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A boil water advisory has been issued in Duncannon because of a leak that was located last evening.

Residents should boil water that is to be used for consumption until repairs are completed and lab tests come back negative, according to a borough news release issued Thursday.

According to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, water should reach a rolling boil for one minute and allowed to cool before it is poured into a clean container and covered for storage.

Tap water should be boiled even if it is filtered.

Boiled or bottled water should be used for washing fruits and vegetables, drinking, baby formula, washing food preparation surfaces, brushing teeth and making ice. Water given to pets should also be boiled or bottled, according to the CDC.

When preparing food, water should reach a rolling boil for one minute before food is added.

Household dishwashers generally are safe to use if the water reaches a final rinse temperature of at least 150 degrees or if the dishwasher has a sanitizing cycle, according to the CDC.

To wash dishes by hand, the CDC recommends washing and rinsing with hot water, then soaking rinsed dishes for at least one minute in a separate basin that has one teaspoon of unscented household liquid bleach for each gallon of warm water.

The dishes should be allowed to air dry completely.


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