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Precautionary boil water advisory issued to customers served by the Bay Lake Estates Water Treatment Plant

Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 3:36 pm

Toho Water Authority is issuing a precautionary boil water advisory to customers served by the Bay Lake Estates Water Treatment Plant. The advisory is due to a drop in water pressure. This notice is in effect until rescinded by Toho Water Authority.

Affected streets include: Bay Shore Drive, Heron Court, Mockingbird Avenue, Toucan Court, Crane Court, Peacock Court and Flamingo Court.

Approximately 210 customers are affected by this advisory.

Crews are on their way to make repairs. Weather and unforeseen circumstances may extend the timeframe for repairs.

As a precautionary measure once water is restored residents should boil their water prior to consumption (drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes).

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 advisory, 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. 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 minutes. There should be a slight chlorine odor

. Use common household bleach that has 5 to 6 percent active ingredients. Use food grade containers. Do not use bleach that has perfume scents added.

  • Using water purification tablets or iodine that many sports and

camping stores sell.

  • You can also buy commercial bottled water for consumption and food preparation.

Tap water may be used for showering, baths, shaving and washing.

Children and disabled individuals should have their baths supervised to ensure water is not ingested. Though the risk of illness is minimal, individuals who have recent surgical wounds, are immunosuppressed, or have a chronic illness may want to consider using bottled or boiled water for cleansing until the notice is lifted.

For more information, contact Toho Water Authority’s customer service center at 407-944-5000.