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UPDATE: Plainfield boil advisory lifted

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UPDATE: A Plainfield city official says the community's boil advisory has been lifted, as of Wednesday morning. The advisory originally went into effect on Monday.

ORIGINAL STORY: The entire city of Plainfield is under a boil advisory due to a water main break on Division Street. People in town are taking extra precautions until further notice. 

The city isn't entirely sure what caused the burst, but they believe it's cold water related. 

 Renee Neil, who owns Oak Tree General Store in Plainfield says the boil advisory won't interfere with her business, but she's taking extra precautions at home.

"I went home and filled out a few pitchers," said Neil. "I think a lot of people do that. I think we'll be good for a while."

The city is urging residents to boil any water used for cooking or drinking. 

Faculty at Nashua-Plainfield school are taking extra measures for their students and staff.

"Our students are not able to drink water out of the drinking fountains," said Nashua-Plainfield principal Michelle Arneson Havenstrite. "We have bottled water available to them. Once the water comes back on they'll be able to use the toilet facilities."

Crews have repaired the break, but will have to run tests on the water to ensure it's safe to drink. 

"There's not bacteria, nothing harmful in the water that would affect the residents and our students here," said Havenstrite. "And we're primarily concerned with our students and our staff here at the school."

The town hopes to have the problem fixed, and water back on by this afternoon. However, Plainfield will still be under the boil advisory for a minimum of 48 hours.

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