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Benton boil advisory lifted

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Benton, La. -

Update 8/7/13:

The Benton Water System Boil Advisory for Simpson Street has been rescinded.


Update 8/6/13:

The town of Benton has lifted the boil advisory for all Benton water customers, with the exception of Simpson Street. 

Officials tell KTBS 3 News that Simpson Street will remain under boil advisory until further notice.

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The water is on in Benton but residents are still asked to use caution. Last week work crews repaired a half a mile of water main under in the middle of town. That work caused the water to be shut off for several hours forcing the closure of several daycare's and the Bossier Parish Courthouse. The town is still under a boil advisory that has forced many restaurants like the Country Junction to change how they operate their day to day operations. "We've reset the coffee brewing temperature to 220-degrees so it's boiling like it's suppose to so we don't have any problem with that," said Mickey Young, General Manager of the Country Junction in Benton. Town officials dropped of another water sample to Department of Health and Hospitals this morning. They are expecting to get the all clear tomorrow.

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