Ormond Beach, FL – Update: The city wide boil water notice in Ormond Beach has been lifted and is no longer in effect.
The boil water notice in Holly Hill has been lifted for people who live on South Flamingo Dr and Narcissus Dr. Houses on Center Ln are still under a boil water notice.
Residents living on 500 to 541 Peacock Rd have no water and will be placed under a boil water notice for at least 48 hrs after their water’s restored.
However, about 145 homes in Holly Hill remain under a boil water notice. Those homes are on Narcissus Ave, N and S Flamingo Dr, and Center Ln.
Repairs are underway on Peacock Rd and water service still hasn’t been restored to 40 customers. Those customers will be placed on a boil water notice as soon as their service is restored.
For questions call Public Works at 386-676-3220.
The boil water notice for Ormond Beach remains in effect and could be lifted by Tuesday. City officials say staff is still completing required sampling of the water system. Florida officials require two consecutive days of testing. Should testing results pass, the boil water notice could be lifted.
Ormond Beach is doing water distribution from 9A to 6P daily at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center at 399 North US 1 and 101 East Granada Blvd (the old Food Lion) at the corner of North Halifax Drive and East Granada. That will continue until the boil water notice is lifted.
Earlier reporting below:
Florida – The Water Quality Association (WQA) says Hurricane Matthew poses a threat to drinking water for people in the storms path, but there are steps people can take to protect themselves.
“This is a powerful hurricane and our concern is for anyone who may be caught in the path of Matthew or who will be returning to their homes once the storm has passed,” said WQA Deputy Executive Director Pauli Undesser. “We’re concerned about possible drinking water contamination.”
It’s recommended that people affected by the hurricane use bottled water for drinking and cooking until they know for sure that their tap water is safe.
“Electrical outages can impact your tap water either by impacting the local municipal treatment plant who’s disinfecting the water, or by shutting down the chemical feed pumps which might be disinfecting your well,” said Eric Yeggy, Technical Affairs Director with WQA.
Flooding can also cause contamination of water at the treatment plant or water in a well. Flooding can even contaminate the plumbing in your home. Contamination caused by flooding can cause serious illnesses.
Well owners affected by the storm should test their systems and fix any problems as soon as possible.
Keep an eye out for local boil water notices.
For more info on boil water notices, go to WQA.org.
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