Boil water notice in effect for parts of Lehigh Acres

Writer: Rachel Murphy
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The Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA) has issued a notice of an 8-inch water main break due to a third-party bore contractor.

Crews have visited the site, and services have been restored. However, affected customers are still under a boil water notice until water samples have been tested.

Since Friday, Sept. 22, 1,941 customer connections have been affected. Customers along Beth Stacey Boulevard and Homestead Road between Beth Stacey Boulevard and Alabama are under a boil water notice.

This includes the Presbyterian Homes, Ibis Landing, and Copperhead Communities.  Also affected is the Business District (Winn Dixie, Publix, Microtel and Quality Inn) as well as the Sheriff Station and Hope Hospice. 

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. Bottled water may also be used.

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