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Thousands of people in Woodford County under boil water advisory

Thousands of people in Woodford County, including everyone living in Versailles, are under a boil water advisory because of a water main break.

The water main broke around 4 a.m. Monday inside a parking lot owned by the city of Versailles.

Water officials say they may never know what caused the rupture in the line, but they didn't want to take any chances with it comes to the health and well-being of residents.

"I feel certain the water is safe, but as a precaution, we did issue a boil water notice just to be on the safe side," Utilities Manager for Versailles Mitzi Delius said.

Crews repaired the break Tuesday morning. Water department employees have since taken samples of the water, but testing for bacteria takes 24 hours. They expect to have the test results back sometime after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

More than 6,000 customers are impacted by the boil water advisory. They're being told to boil their water for three minutes before drinking it or using it for cooking.

The boil water notice includes the entire city of Versailles, as well as the Northeast Woodford Water District and the South Woodford Water District.

Water officials also advice people under the boil water advisory not to use any ice in their freezer, if the ice was made after the water main break.

They also say the water is currently safe for bathing or cleaning.

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