Centerville issued a water boil advisory shortly after noon Friday for an area along and near U.S. 40 in the heart of town.

The advisory is for Main Street to West Walnut and Morton Avenue to Willow Grove Road.

Because of an emergency repair of a water main, customers in that area need to boil their water until further notice to ensures their water for consumption is pure and free of bacteria.

To achieve a good result, town officials urge boiling any water used for drinking or cooking, washing vegetables, etc., for at least 12 minutes at a rolling boil before using.

There’s no need to boil water for bathing or hand washing, the notice from Centerville Water Works read.

“We are sorry for this inconvenience,” town officials said. “This is necessary for the protection of your health.”

Residents with questions can call 765-855-5515.

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Millicent Martin Emery is a reporter and editor for the Western Wayne News.