SECOND UPDATE: The Fort Pierce Utilities authority has extended the boil water notice until further notice.
UPDATE: The boil water notice has been extended for the affected area until 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
A precautionary boil water notice has been issued after a contractor hit a water main on Midway Road Friday morning. The notice will be in effect until 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 2.
The Fort Pierce Utilities Authority says the notice applies to customers in the following boundaries:
- North – Midway Rd
- South – Saeger Ave
- East – Wallace Street
- West – Palmetto Ave
If you have any questions, contact Fort Pierce Utilities Authority at (772) 466-1600.
FPUA recommends that you follow the Environmental Protection Agency guidelines for boiling water listed below:
1. Use bottled water that has not been exposed to flood waters if it is available.
2. If you don't have bottled water, you should boil water to make it safe. Boil the water for one minute, let it cool, and store it in clean containers with covers.
3. If you can't boil water, you can disinfect it using household bleach. Add 1/8 teaspoon (or 8 drops) of regular, unscented, liquid household bleach for each gallon of water, stir it well and let it stand for 30 minutes before you use it. Store disinfected water in clean containers with covers.
For more detailed instructions, visit www.fpua.com or http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw/faq/emerg.html .