The Island Water Association has pressurized the water distribution system throughout Sanibel and Captiva. The water remains under a boil advisory and must only be used for construction purposes and property clean up until sanitary sewer systems are back online. Water must not be used for any purpose which would discharge to the sewer, including flushing toilets, showering, laundry and hand washing. The City of Sanibel will inform residents when the sanitary sewer system is operational.
Residents must complete a request form on the IWA website to reestablish water service on their property. IWA will work to turn on water service 72 hours after receiving the request. Captiva residents should check with their neighborhood association representative to determine if their sanitary sewer system or package plant is operational. And property owners with performance treatment systems or septic systems should confirm it is able to treat wastewater properly.