UPDATE: The precautionary boil water notice for St. Lucie County Utilities customers within Indian River Estates has been lifted, according to authorities.
A boil water order has been issued for hundreds of St. Lucie County Utilities customers.
A private contractor working near U.S. 1 caused a water line break, the county said. As a result, a precautionary boil order is in effect for 1,500 homes in Indian River Estates.
Once service is restored affected customers are urged to boil any water for drinking or cooking for 72 hours.
A second boil water order is also in effect in Fort Pierce after the utilities authority said a contractor hit an 8-inch main on Oleander Boulevard Monday.
Fort Pierce Utilities Authority urged people living in the following boundaries to boil their water before cooking or drinking:
North - Weatherbee Road
South - Saeger Avenue
East - Buchanan Drive
West - Palmetto Avenue
That boil order is in effect until further notice.