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Precautionary boil water notice issued on Siesta Key
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Precautionary boil water notice issued on Siesta Key

Siesta Key, Florida -- A precautionary boil water advisory is in effect after repairs to a water main break on Siesta Key at 6619 Stickney Point Road.

The water main break on Thursday caused a service interruption for approximately 2,647 Sarasota County Utilities customers.  The water service is restored and residents have been notified by telephone of the precautionary boil water advisory.

While the county says it has no reason to believe the drinking water was contaminated, Florida law requires that drinking water providers 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 all tap water intended for drinking, preparation of food, washing of food utensils, making ice, brushing teeth or for first aid, making sure the water is brought to a rolling boil for 1 minute. Boiling the tap water disinfects it, destroying any harmful microorganisms. Bottled water can be used as an alternative to boiling the tap water.

Over the next few days, the county will collect a series of samples in the affected area and analyze them to ensure the drinking water wasn't contaminated by potentially harmful bacteria during the service interruption. Customers will be notified by another automated telephone call that the boil water advisory has been canceled.

Info courtesy Sarasota County Government

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