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Boil water advisory in northern Delaware after water main break

 This map shows the area affected by the boil water advisory. (photo via SUEZ Water/Facebook)

This map shows the area affected by the boil water advisory. (photo via SUEZ Water/Facebook)

SUEZ Water customers in some neighborhoods north of Wilmington should boil their water as a precaution following a large water main break in community of Bellevue.

The water main break was so large, company officials said it drained a large water tower. Because of the resulting drop in water pressure, customers are urged to boil their water for the next 24 to 48 hours.

Affected customers are being notified at home via the reverse 911 system. Suez customers in the following communities are under the boil water advisory:

Buckingham Heights
Carpenter Woods
Darley
Darley Woods
Delaview
Green Acres
Highland Woods
Hilton
Indian Field
Longview Farms
Meriden
Northfield
Old Gate Lane
Princeton Estates
Ramblewood
Ryan Estate
Sherwood Green
Silvercroft
Stone Creek
Sunset Farms
Sutton Place
Timber Run
Timberwood
Top of the Hill Apartments
Veale Tract
Wembley
Westerloo
Westwood
Windybush
Woodcroft
Woodside Hills
Woodview Village
Wycliffe

According to the Delaware Division of Public Health, residents under a boil water advisory should heat the water to a rolling boil so that it bubbles constantly. Continue boiling water for one minute, and then let cool.

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