Boil water advisory lifted in New Jersey's capital city

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Officials in New Jersey's capital city have lifted a boil-water advisory.

A problem with chlorine levels led officials to issue the advisory earlier Tuesday for parts of Trenton. City officials say a technical issue caused a drop in chlorine levels, and federal rules required the Trenton Water Works to test the quality over a period of time.

Trenton covers just over 8 square miles, and has a population of about 84,000. The advisory affected about 35,000 people who mainly live along the Delaware River.

Citing false rumors being spread about the situation, Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson had urged residents to check with city officials about any concerns. He also stressed that the water was safe for bathing and use for laundry.

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