UPDATED Precautionary Boil Water Notice: Linda Lane/Oakland Circle

UPDATED Precautionary Boil Water Notice: Linda Lane/Oakland Circle


TO: Residents of Fort Walton Beach living at 313 – 348 Linda Lane NW and 354 & 356 Oakland Circle NW.

As a precaution, for your safety, the City issued a Boil Water Notice starting on Tuesday April 10, 2018 when a City crew performed work on water lines by replacing a fire hydrant. The April 10, 2018 “Precautionary Boil Water Notice” is hereby rescinded following the satisfactory completion of the bacteriological survey showing that the water is safe to drink.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.


Original Post:
On Tuesday April 10, 2018 city crews are scheduled to replace a fire hydrant located near 326 Linda Lane NW.  In order to accomplish this we anticipate turning the water off around 8:30 AM and turning it back on around 11:00 AM or as quickly as possible thereafter.  Customers affected are  313 – 348 Linda Lane NW and 354 & 356 Oakland Circle NW.  Only those addresses listed are affected.  Neighboring residences receive water from water lines which will not be turned off.

Therefore, as a precaution, we advise boiling all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient.  As an alternative bottled water may be used.  Water used directly from the tap is suitable as is for bathing, washing of clothes and irrigation.

We will take all precautions to ensure that no contaminants enter the line during this repair. When completed, in accordance with regulatory requirements, the City will thoroughly flush the line and collect bacteriological samples on two consecutive days.

This “Precautionary Boil Water Notice” will remain in effect until the scheduled bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink.  This process generally takes a minimum of 26-48 hours after the second day’s samples are collected.  Once those results are received the City will issue a follow-up notification lifting this Precautionary Boil Water Notice.

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause, and thank you for your patience. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to our Water Operations Supervisor at (850)833-9630.