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The above map shows the area of the notice to boil water for use.

The City of Denton has issued a boil notice for residences and businesses that are south of Interstate 35E, north of Highland Park Road, west of Kendolph Drive and east of Western Boulevard.

The notice comes after a cross-contamination between a stormwater pond and a water distribution system near Apogee Stadium on the University of North Texas campus.

Residents should boil water rigorously for at least two minutes before any uses, like washing hands or drinking, according to the city’s notice.

Two UNT residence halls were impacted, Mean Green Village and Victory Hall. The water could only be used to flush toilets, according to an administrative announcement sent to campus. Because of the impact, Champs Cafeteria was closed Thursday night.

UNT staff first reported the contamination around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. City officials will alert residents when the water is safe to consume.

— Staff report

JENNA DUNCAN can be reached at 940-566-6889 and via Twitter at @jennafduncan.

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