LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- The Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA) issued a precautionary boil water notice on Sunday for approximately 2,000 Lehigh Acres residents.
Lehigh utility system customers were affected by a vehicle hitting a utility pole and causing damage to a 12-inch water service main at 220 Homestead Road.
All customers residing from Homestead Road, south of Veterans Park including Majestic Golf Course, Mirror Lakes and Parker Lakes in the Blackstone area, Mirror Lakes Elementary, East Lee High School, also customers in the Amberwood community off of Richmond Ave., that is south of Danby Road and Marby Road were affected.
Repair crews are on site, water service is expected to be restored by 12 p.m.
Once the service main has been repaired, water samples will be taken to a Florida Department of Health-certified laboratory. Provided that the FGUA receives clearance for two rounds of water sampling results the FGUA will attempt to rescind the advisory by Wednesday, July 8.
In the meantime, the FGUA advises that all water used for drinking or cooking be boiled. A rolling boil for a period of one minute is sufficient to ensure the water is free of possible bacteria or viruses. Alternatively, bottled water may be used.
For additional information or updates, FGUA customers may contact the FGUA Lehigh Acres Utility Systems Customer Service Office at 239-368-1615, or visit the FGUA web site at www.fgua.com/outages-and-notices