The boil water notice has been rescinded for all Greater Pine Island Water Association distribution areas.
According to the Matlacha/ Pine Island Fire Control District, the water has been deemed good to drink except for parts of Saint James City on Sanibel Road and houses on and south of 8th Avenue. These areas are still under notice because the Health Department did not sample the locations and therefore were not cleared.
In Bokeelia, North of Winn Dixie the water is considered drinkable, and therefore the boil water notice has been lifted.
In Saint James City, South of Winn Dixie to York Road the boil water notice has been lifted. And, the boil water notice has been lifted West of Monroe Canal. The boil water notice has also been lifted East and North of Dawson Canal.
However, Sanibel Road and South of 8th Avenue in Saint James City are still under a boil water notice but it’s likely that the notice will be cleared on Sunday.
In Matlacha, the boil water notice has been cleared and the water is safe to drink.
At Royal Tee, Matlacha Isles, Saddlewood Farms the water is drinkable and the boil water notice has been lifted.
As a result from the lack of water service from the hurricane, GPIWA Board of Directors voted to suspend water bills for Sept, Oct, Nov, and Dec for all areas except Royal Tee and Saddlewood Farms.
Royal Tee and Saddlewood won’t pay bills for Sept, or Oct.