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Update: The advisory was lifted Saturday just before 2 p.m., according to the Upper Leacock Township website.

A boil water advisory was issued Thursday afternoon for residents of Upper Leacock Township.

The township said in a notice on its website that residents should not drink water without boiling it first.

"We will notify you when the water is safe to drink," the notice, published at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, said.

In an update Friday morning, the township said the advisory was put in place after a low chlorine level was detected at their Newport Road Water plant.

They are taking samples and "expect to have results shortly," the notice said.

The notice included boiling instructions:

  • "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 futher notice.
  • "Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water."

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