Boil water advisory expanded in Fort Myers after another water line break

Reporter: Jolena Esperto Writer: Carolina Guzman
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Just a day after a water main break had been repaired, another line broke on Treeline Avenue in Fort Myers.

According to the city, on Friday, there was a break in a line, and they sent crews who discovered that the location of that break is on Colonial Boulevard, between Colonial Country Club Boulevard and Treeline Avenue.

This waterline is also 24 inches, just like the one on Treeline Avenue, which is the biggest in the city.

As a result, the city has expanded a previous boil water notice to include the Olympia Pointe Subdivision and Sherwood subdivision, which includes the Publix shopping center on Lee Boulevard and the Lee County recycling center.

A map of the recommended area to boil water in Fort Myers. CREDIT: WINK News
A map of the new recommended area to boil water in Fort Myers. CREDIT: WINK News

A boil water advisory remains in effect and applies to all residences and businesses in the vicinity of Treeline Avenue and Forum Boulevard to Daniels Parkway, Including:

  • Forum
  • Promenade East and West
  • The Colonnades
  • Cypress Legends
  • Colonial Country Club
  • Treeline Elementary
  • Pelican Preserve Botanica Lakes
  • Bridgetown
  • Marina Bay
  • Arborwood
  • Somerset At The Plantation
  • Legacy Gateway

On Thursday, a water main break was repaired after affecting nearly 22,000 residents on and near Treeline Avenue, including the elementary school.

The city said some people in the area may not have water at this time.

Viewers have reported no water near the area of The Forum and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

If you have water in these areas, you are advised to boil all water you might ingest to a rolling boil of one minute. Of course you can always also use bottled water instead.

The city will continue to test the water and will notify the community through AlertLee, via email, through a notice on the city’s website, and our social media as soon as this notice is rescinded.

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The public utility director said the earliest a boil water notice can be lifted is after two consecutive days of good bacteriological results, so the earliest he says this can be lifted is Saturday afternoon, but they will have to wait for test results.

Crews continue to work on the waterline.

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