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Boil water advisory issued for North Hutchinson Island

Posted: 12:14 PM, Aug 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-01 16:14:34Z

A boil water advisory was issued Wednesday for North Hutchinson Island after a private contractor broke a a main water line.

St. Lucie County government officials said in a written statement that all county utility customers on North Hutchinson Island are under the boil water notice. 

Water service was shut off around 10 a.m. after a contractor broke a 6-inch line. Utility crews are working on the repairs and expect the water service to return before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Once water is restored, all residents will be under a 72-hour precautionary, boil water advisory for any water used for drinking or cooking. 

A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient to use tap water.

Officials said the boil water advisory impacts 3,668 St. Lucie County utility customers on North Hutchinson Island.

If you have any questions, please contact St. Lucie County Utilities at 772-462-1150.