UPDATE: The boil advisory for Madisonville, Kentucky has been lifted.
Multiple tests conducted throughout the city have come back negative.
City leaders said Wednesday that the boil advisory was being issued as a precautionary measure after total coliform and E. coli had been found in the water supply.
According to the city, a water sample that tested positive for bacteria was taken from the Homewood subdivision area. While one positive sample of bacteria was identified in the area, two other samples taken from the same area tested negative, but the city-wide boil advisory was issued for 24 hours as a precautionary measure.
A statement from the City of Madisonville Water Distribution Department instructs everyone in the city to boil any water that's going to be consumed for at least one minute before use, or to use bottled water as an alternative.
You can view the full statement from the water department and a statement from the city on the City of Madisonville's Facebook page, or below. Anyone with questions is being asked to call 270-824-2140.