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Water boil advisory issued for Solivita

Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 1:11 pm

Toho Water Authority has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for Sorrento Road in Solivita, including side streets Genoa Drive, Vizcaya Court, Corisca Way, Amalfi Lane, Tivoli Trace Court, Apian Place and Villagio Loop.

The precautionary advisory is due to an emergency repair to a ruptured line. The repair is expected to take up to four hours to complete, and the advisory will be lifted once the repairs are finished.

Once water is restored, water should be boiled prior to consumption (drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes) as a precautionary measure.  A vigorous boil for one minute is adequate to render water bacteriologically safe for drinking. As an alternative bottled water may be used.

Under a precautionary boil water notice, water used for consumption can be disinfected by any one of the following methods: bringing the water to a rolling boil and holding it there for one (1) minute, using a disinfecting chemical, using water purification tablets or iodine that many sports and camping stores sell and buying commercial bottled water for consumption and food preparation

If you cannot boil water, you should put eight (8) drops of common household bleach which is about 1/8th teaspoon, into one (1) gallon of tap water, then shake it, and allow it to stand for 30 minutes before drinking. If the water is cloudy, use sixteen (16) drops, about 1/4th teaspoon of bleach instead of 8, shake it, and let it stand for 30 min percent active ingredients. Use food grade containers. Don’t use bleach that has perfume scents added.

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