Residents of the Town of Colonie's Latham Water District, including the village of Colonie, are being advised to boil all water used for drinking and cooking for the next 48 hours. 

The idea is to not take any chances. The boil water advisory was issued as a precautionary measure due to a water main break that occurred at the water treatment plant earlier today. The advisory was issued in an abundance of caution according to town officials.

The Village of Menands is not affected because water for that village comes from a different source.