Water main break shuts down Charlotte County intersection

Reporter: Annalise Iraola Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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On Thursday morning, a water main break shut down the area of Bermont Road and Sunset Boulevard in Cleveland.

According to Punta Gorda Utilities Waste and Water, there is no boil water notice, but a notice will be sent out if things change. There are also not any customer water shutdowns. A cruiser is on site trying to restore pressure.

Streets that will be affected by the leak are:

  • Sunset Blvd (from Bermont Rd to 500 Sunset)
  • Fairway Drive South
  • Sailfish Lane
  • Sailfish Court
  • Papaya

Crews are in the process of isolating the water in the area.

Certain areas within the City of Punta Gorda utility service area experienced discoloration of their drinking water due to the main break causing a large draw of water to the leak. The water’s velocity caused the discoloration.

City staff began flushing areas that have reported this discoloration. Anyone in Punta Gorda experiencing discoloration can call (941) 575-5088, and a city staff member will be sent to flush the area.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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