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Precautionary boil water notice issued for Lantana

WPTV boil water advisory
Posted at 4:22 AM, Jan 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-05 15:43:57-05

LANTANA, Fla. — The town of Lantana early Thursday morning issued a precautionary boil water notice for all of its customers.

According to a written statement at 12:30 a.m., Lantana's Utilities Department experienced a system-wide failure of the water system pressure.

Service has been restored, however health department regulations require a bacteriological survey to be performed before the boil water notice can be rescinded.

According to the town's website, the utility provides water service to about 3,300 customers.

At around 7:30 a.m., public works crews were busy visiting restaurants and other businesses to notify people about the advisory.

Water customers in Lantana should do the following:

* If you have an icemaker, turn it off and do not turn it back on until the boil water notice is no longer in effect.

* Flush your internal water lines. For example, open your faucets and let the water run until air is expelled and the water runs clear.

* Boil the water to a roiling boil for one minute for cooking and drinking

* Contine to boil the water until the boil water notice has ended

Water customers in Lantana can contact Asst. Utilities Director Jerry L. Darr at (561) 540-5758 or the Water Treatment Plant at (561) 540-5760.