Boil Water Notice Still in Effect
EUSTIS, Fla. (October 31, 2018) – At approximately 2 p.m. yesterday, October 30, an 18-inch water main, located immediately adjacent to the water plant on C.R. 44 by-pass, failed. This line is the main transmission line serving both north and south of the area.
Within three hours, crew repaired the line. However, a boil water notice was issued as the water pressure dropped below 20 PSI. It is unclear of the exact number of houses effected as the water system is connected by multiple water plants. The remaining plants tried to maintain a pressure of 20 PSI but the piping system near the break released pressure. We expect that 700 to 800 houses were affected. As a precautionary measure, we expanded the boil water notice to 1,000 houses.
Water has been fully restored to all services. The permanent repair will be completed today and will result in no additional outages. Upon satisfactory results of two consecutive days of BT testing, the boil water order will be rescinded tomorrow, November 1.
Precautionary measures for those who live inside of the outlined area of the map are advised that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes be boiled. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative, bottle water may be used.
We will inform everyone once the water boil notice is no longer in effect.