**BOIL WATER NOTICE RESCINDED**

UPDATE: 10/19/2017

AS OF 5:15 THIS AFTERNOON, THE PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE HAS BEEN RESCINDED.  THE LIFTING OF THE BOIL WATER NOTICE IS DUE TO ACCEPTABLE BACTERIOLOGICAL TEST RESULTS AND ACCEPTABLE CHLORINE RESIDUALS.  IF AT ANY TIME THE CHLORINE RESIDUALS CAN NOT BE MAINTAINED, THE PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE WILL BE REINSTATED.  CLICK HERE FOR EMAIL FROM D.E.P.  WATER MAY STILL BE DISCOLORED.

 

UPDATE: 10/19/2017

CHLORINE LEVELS ARE BECOMING STABLE.  FIRST SET OF TESTS WAS TAKEN 10/17/17 AND THE RESULTS ARE PROMISING.  WAITING FOR RESULTS OF SECOND TEST WHICH ARE DUE TODAY.  IF THE SECOND TEST IS ACCEPTABLE, THE PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE MAY BE RESCINDED.  PLEASE CHECK BACK AFTER 5:00 PM TODAY FOR RESULTS.

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  FURTHER TESTING IS BEING CONDUCTED DAILY  AND NOTICE WILL BE GIVEN WHEN THE BOIL WATER NOTICE IS RESCINDED.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  FURTHER TESTING IS BEING CONDUCTED DAILY  AND NOTICE WILL BE GIVEN WHEN THE BOIL WATER NOTICE IS RESCINDED.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
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