UPDATED Precautionary Boil Water Notice: Gardner Drive Area

UPDATED Precautionary Boil Water Notice: Gardner Drive Area

TO: Residents of Fort Walton Beach living at 344 – 389 Gardner Drive NE, 391 & 393 Gardner Drive NE and 325 Smith Drive NE.

7/19/18 UPDATE: As a precaution, for your safety, the City issued a Boil Water Notice starting on Tuesday July 17, 2018 when a City crew performed work on the water system in your area. The July 17, 2018 “Precautionary Boil Water Notice” is hereby rescinded following the satisfactory completion of the bacteriological survey showing that the water is safe to drink.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. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact our Water Operations Supervisor at (850) 833-9630.
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On Tuesday July 17, 2018, city crews are scheduled to replace a section of water line near the intersection of Smith Drive NE and Gardner Drive NE.  In order to accomplish this, we anticipate turning the water off around 8:30 a.m. and turning it back on around 11:00 a.m. or as quickly as possible thereafter.

Customers affected are:
344 – 389 Gardner Drive NE;
391 & 393 Gardner Drive NE;
325 Smith Drive NE.

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 contact our Water Operations Supervisor at (850)833-9630.