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A boil water advisory has been issued for some in the village of St. Charles.

Officials said bacterial contamination may have occurred in the water system due to a drop in pressure in the Village of St. Charles water supply.

Only a few customers on Entrepreneur Drive who received a hand-delivered notice are affected, the village said.

Residents in the area should 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 preparing food. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

Continue using boiled or bottle water until further notice.

The boil water notice will remain in effect until results from the sampling verify the water is safe to drink.

Customers will be advised when the boil water advisory has been lifted, the village said.

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