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Boil water advisory issued for mobile home park
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Boil water advisory issued for mobile home park

Sarasota, FL -- Sarasota County has issued a boil water advisory to 250 residents in the Aloha mobile home park, located at 3100 Hawthorne St., following repairs to a water main.

While the county said it has no reason to believe drinking water will be contaminated, Florida law requires drinking water providers to issue precautionary boil water advisories to customers affected by pressure losses in water mains.

While the advisory is in effect, the county advises affected customers to boil tap water intended for drinking, food preparation, washing food utensils, making ice, brushing teeth or for first aid. Water should be brought to a rolling boil for one minute. Boiling the tap water disinfects it, destroying any harmful microorganisms. Bottled water can be used as an alternative to boiling tap water.

Over the next few days, the county said it will collect a series of samples in the affected area and analyze them to ensure the drinking water isn’t contaminated by potentially harmful bacteria during the service interruption. Customers will be notified by another notice when the boil water advisory is canceled.

For more information, contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000.

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