A precautionary boil water notice was issued on Sunday (22 August) for 294 customers in Marion County, FL, following a local power outage.
The notice, which was issued directly to residents via door tags and shared on the Marion County Facebook page, applies to the following areas:
- Sleepy Hollow
- Regency Estates
According to a news release from County officials, a power outage in one of Marion County Utilities’ water treatment plants resulted in the advisory being issued as a precautionary measure.
The online statement read:
“Residents within these affected communities should know this precautionary notice applies to all water intended for drinking, cooking, brushing your teeth, etc. Water must be brought to a rapid boil for one minute before consumption.”
The boil water notice will remain in effect “until further notice”. Bacteriological surveys are currently being carried out, and the advisory will be lifted only when the water is deemed safe to drink.
Residents in the affected communities will be notified once this happens.
To learn more about how to stay safe when a boil water notice is issued, click here.