LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Residents in Salem, Indiana are being asked to boil their water due to a problem with the drinking water supply.

Salem Water Works officials issued the notice Saturday evening after consulting with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

Officials with Salem Water Works say the boil water advisory is precautionary. 

East Washington Rural Water, who purchases their water from Salem Water Works, also issued a boil water advisory on Saturday evening. The advisory only affects customers in East Washington who live between State Road 56 and State Road 60. 

It's recommended that cooking and drinking water be brought to a complete boil for five minutes before consumption. The city also asks residents to conserve water and only use what is necessary.

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