Month: October 2017

BOIL WATER NOTICE IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – UPDATES

UPDATE: 10/18/2018

WATER MONITORING CONTINUES.  BACTERIOLOGICAL TESTS TO BE COMPLETED TODAY. TEST RESULTS WILL BE AVAILABLE TOMORROW AFTER 5:00 PM, RESULTS WILL BE POSTED.  PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE CONTINUES.

UPDATE: 10/17/2017

LOCAL MONITORING INDICATE CHLORINE LEVELS RISING.  FIRST IN A SET OF TWO BACTERIOLOGICAL TESTS WILL BEGIN TOMORROW.  RESULTS WILL BE POSTED WHEN RECEIVED.  PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE IS STILL IN EFFECT AT THIS TIME.

UPDATE: 10/16/2017

THE CITY IS STILL UNABLE TO MAINTAIN MINIMUM CHLORIDE RESIDUALS THROUGHOUT THE WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM. BOIL  WATER NOTICE IS A “PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE”.  FURTHER TESTING IS BEING CONDUCTED DAILY  AND NOTICE WILL BE GIVEN WHEN THE BOIL WATER NOTICE IS RESCINDED.

UPDATE: 10/13/2017

THE CITY IS STILL UNABLE TO MAINTAIN MINIMUM CHLORIDE RESIDUALS THROUGHOUT THE WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM. BOIL  WATER NOTICE IS A “PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE”.  FURTHER TESTING IS BEING CONDUCTED DAILY  AND NOTICE WILL BE GIVEN WHEN THE BOIL WATER NOTICE IS RESCINDED.

 

Due to recent events of flooding due to Hurricane Irma, the aquifer has been effected.  Over the last several weeks, City of High Springs was able to maintain the appropriate chlorine residuals to treat the water.  As of 9:00 am October 3rd, we are unable to maintain the appropriate levels and have issued a “Precautionary Boil Water Notice” to residents.  City staff will be flushing and treating the system to address the issue.

Boil water until further notice.  NOTICE WILL BE SENT VIA NIXEL AND ONLINE WHEN THE BOIL WATER NOTICE HAS BEEN LIFTED.

 

What to Do During a Precautionary Boil Water Notice (PBWN)
When a PBWN is issued, a rolling boil for a period of one minute is sufficient to render water used
for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes microbiologically safe, free
of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa.
Tap water can be disinfected by adding 8 drops of unscented household bleach (4 – 6 % active
ingredients) to each gallon of water, then mixing the water and allowing it to stand for a minimum
period of 30 minutes.
Note: Cloudy water requires 16 drops of bleach and a 30 minute contact time. Also, other approved
chemical disinfectants are available at stores that sell camping and hiking supplies.

Boil Water Notice Guidelines for Florida’s Food Industry- issued June 1, 2011 by the Florida
Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Business and Professional Regulation and Health
[.pdf 72KB ]

FEMA Assistance

FEMA  Disaster Survivor Assistance Team In High Springs

 

A Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] Team will be at the High Springs Branch Library [23779 W US HWY 27, High Springs, Fl, 32643] on Monday, October 2, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The Team will be assisting with registration only in the Individual Assistance Program for residents that suffered damage to their homes and property during Hurricane Irma.

The Individual Assistance Program can provide financial help or direct services to those who have necessary expenses and serious needs if they are unable to meet these needs through other means. These forms of help are available:

  • Housing Assistance (including Temporary Housing, Repair, Replacement, and Semi-Permanent or Permanent Housing Construction) and
  • Other Needs Assistance (including personal property and other items)

Please have the following information available to complete the registration process:

Social Security Number (SSN)

  • The primary applicant’s SSN or
  • The SSN of a minor child in the household who is a U.S. Citizen, Non-Citizen National or Qualified Alien.(NOTE: If you, your co-applicant, or a minor child in the household are a U.S. Citizen, Non-Citizen National, or a Qualified Alien and do not have a social security number, FEMA will not be able to complete a registration. The Social Security number is required for Identity Verification purposes.)

    If registering for a business, the SSN of the person responsible for the business is required.

    Financial information

  • Family’s total gross household income at the time of the disaster.Contact Information
  • Address and phone number of damaged dwelling.
  • Current mailing address and phone numbers where you can be contacted.Insurance Information
  • Identify the types of insurance coverage you have.Pen and Paper

To record Registration ID number.

Electronic Funds Transfer/Direct Deposit Information

  • Institution Name
  • Type of account
  • Routing and account numberIf you need further information or assistance:

    Call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362). This number is also for users of 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS). TTY users can call 1-800-462-7585. Helpline services are available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET.

    Call FEMA’s Internet Help Desk at 1-800-745-0243. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.