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        1/7/2013, Tevet 25, 5773

      Residents of Northern Dead Sea Told to Boil Water

      The Health Ministry announced, Monday, that residents of communities in the northern Dead Sea area must boil tapwater for at least two minutes before using it for drinking, cooking, brushing teeth, preparing medicines or vapor inhalation, until further notice, out of concerns over a contamination incident. The ministry, the Mekorot water company and the Megilot Regional Council continue to monitor water quality.

      The instructions are in effect for the communities of Almog, Beit Ha'arava, Kaliah, Ovnat, Vered Yericho and area tourist sites.