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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A water boil advisory has been lifted for an area in northeast Columbus after being issued on Saturday morning.

The Columbus Department of Public Utilities issued a boil advisory at 10:40 a.m. Saturday for the Little Turtle area after a temporary loss of pressure at the Little Turtle district water tank.

The city says this boil advisory impacted more than 725 taps in the service area. At 11:41 a.m. Sunday, the advisory was lifted.

In the event of a boil advisory, the department recommends using bottled water for drinking to avoid drinking possible contaminated water from the tap. Other measures to reduce possible lead exposure in the tap water include:

  • If water has not been used for several hours, run the tap until there is a noticeable temperature drop. Then, run water for 30 seconds to 3 minutes before using it for drinking and cooking. This helps flush water that may have contained lead that may have leached from plumbing.
  • Use cold water for cooking, drinking, and preparing baby formula. Boiling the water will not reduce lead.
  • Clean your faucet aerator regularly.

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