Boil Water Notice Issued for St. Pete Beach, Tierra Verde
The precautionary, 48-hour notice was prompted by low water pressure.
PINELLAS COUNTY – County officials issued a precautionary 48-hour boil water notice for customers in St. Pete Beach and Tierra Verde because of low water pressure.
Residents are advised to boil all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes. A rolling boil of one to three minutes is sufficient.
Crews from Pinellas County Utilities were working to solve the problem late Saturday (Dec. 19).
The boil water notice, which will be in effect for at least 48 hours, is designed to make sure drinking water is not contaminated. Microbes, if present in the water, can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly and people with severely compromised immune systems. Those with specific health concerns should talk with their doctor.
The notice will be lifted in 48 hours or when satisfactory analytical results confirm that the water is safe to drink. Pinellas County will continue collecting samples for analysis until the absence of contamination is confirmed. Customers will be notified when the precautionary boil water notice is rescinded. Once satisfactory water quality is restored, run cold water through all plumbing fixtures for several minutes until water is clear. Residents are advised to shut off ice makers and dispose of any ice made during the affected period.
For information about boil water notifications, go to pinellascounty.org.
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