IWA Issues Precautionary Boil Water Notice; Now Rescinded

UPDATE: Island Water Association today, Nov. 22, rescinded the boil water notice from Tarpon Bay Road to Lighthouse Beach. The bacteriological survey came back satisfactorily, which means the water is safe to drink. 

Original Article posted Nov. 17, 2022

The Island Water Association has issued a precautionary boil water notice from Tarpon Bay Road east to Lighthouse Beach. A large diameter water main on Periwinkle Way sustained major damage during the bridge repair work near Limpet Drive. The damage resulted in a loss of water pressure in that service area.

As a precaution, the IWA is advising all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes should be boiled. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. Bottled water may be used as an alternative.

The precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect until the necessary system repairs are completed and a bacteriological survey shows the water is safe to drink. Contact the IWA’s main office at 239-472-1502 with any questions.

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