The city water department has issued a boil advisory for properties in the 2200 through 2400 blocks of Beecher Street, 200 and 300 blocks of Lexington Avenue, 2300 block of Anna Street, 210 W. Melrose Avenue and 2410 Grace Boulevard. A water main is being repaired in the area.

Until further notice, water should be vigorously boiled for at least one minute, if used for drinking, (including water used to make ice), cooking and oral hygiene.

Residents may use bottled water as an alternative.

The water department is collecting samples from the affected area to be sure there is no bacterial contamination.

Notice will be made when the boil advisory is lifted by the water department.