A precautionary boil-water advisory for the city of Covington was canceled Saturday afternoon, more than 24 hours after it was called.

According to a news release from the city, a contractor was replacing a section of a water line as part of an ongoing project.

The work was completed Thursday afternoon, and in accordance with state requirements, testing for the new pipe was scheduled for Friday morning. However, the new line was pressurized early as a result of a faulty water valve.

Although the line was treated with chlorine, a boil-water advisory was issued for the entire city as a precautionary measure in accordance with state Department of Health requirements until testing results were able to verify the water system quality was acceptable.