Author: Lexi Schmitt

Lake Josephine Sebring BWN 9/29/22

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER
NOTICE

Facility Name: _____Lake
Josephine  Sebring Lakes_____________________________

PWS ID (Permit #) __628-0162_____________________________

Due to a problem within your water system caused by the
recent storm, a loss of water pressure was experienced throughout the
distribution system. 

Water pressure keeps pollutants from entering the
underground pipes that bring drinking water to your house or business.  When the pressure is lost, contaminants can
seep into the pipes.  As a precaution, it
is important to disinfect tap water to kill any bacteria or viruses that may
have entered the water or use an alternative source of water (bottled
water). 

Under a boil water notice, water used for consumption can
be disinfected by the following methods:

Bringing the water to a rolling boil and holding it there
for one (1) minute, Using a disinfecting chemical. If you cannot boil water,
you should put eight (8) drops of common household bleach (unscented) which is
about 1/8th teaspoon, into one (1) gallon of tap water, then shake
it, and allow it to stand for 30 minutes before drinking.  If the water is cloudy, use sixteen
(16) drops, about 1/4 teaspoon of bleach instead of 8, shake it, and let it
stand for 30 minutes.  There should be a
slight chlorine odor.  Use common
household bleach that has 5% to 8% active ingredients.  Use food grade containers. 

You can also buy commercial bottled water for consumption
and food preparation as an alternative. 

Consumption includes brushing teeth, washing fruits and
vegetables, and homemade ice.  Tap water
may be used for showering, baths, shaving and washing, so long as care is taken
not to swallow or allow water in eyes or nose or mouth.  Children and disabled individuals should have
their bath supervised to ensure water is not ingested. The time spent bathing
should be minimized.  Though the risk of
illness is minimal, individuals who have recent surgical wounds, are
immunosuppressed, or have a chronic illness may want to consider using bottled
or boiled water (that has cooled) for cleansing until the notice is lifted.

This “Precautionary Boil Water Notice” will remain in
effect until a bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink, at
which point the boil water notice will be rescinded. 

If you have any questions about the testing for bacteria,
please contact U.S. Water Services at (727) 848-8292. Testing normally takes
2-3 days from the time water pressure is restored or the emergency condition is
corrected to complete.

Sebring Lakes Boil Water Rescind 8/17/22

Due to a 2″ blow off valve break on the 8″ water main, a BWN is in effect for Sebring Lakes.

64 residents were affected by the outage and the repairs have been completed at 12928-12998 US-27 North, Lake Placid FL Highlands County.

The outage affected 64 on US-27 North, Lake Placid.

Satisfactory clearance results were received this afternoon
(Wednesday August 17, 2022; the boil water notice was then rescinded).

Boil Water Recission tags have been hand delivered to each
affected resident.

Collier Co Utilities (Lee Cypress Boil Water rescission. 8/5/22

Collier Co Utilities (Lee Cypress) PWS ID# 511-0058 August 5, 2022 System wide water outage and loss of water pressure was experienced Affecting the entire system 85- Service Connections Service interrupted on Wednesday August 3, 2022

Water was restored at 16:45

Satisfactory clearance results received on Friday August 5, 2022 Boil water notice was rescinded and rescission door tags were hand delivered to each affected customer.

The Woods Hydro Tank Inspection PPBWN 08.09.2022

Water Service will be shutting
down on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at approximately 12:00 pm (noon) to 4:00 pm as the hydropneumatic
water tank at the water treatment plant will be inspected by a Certified
Engineer as per FDEP Requirements.

This Precautionary Boil Water
Notice is a precaution until 2 consecutive days of test results are clear. We
advise that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, washing dishes,
or brushing teeth be boiled. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an
alternative, BOTTLED WATER MAY BE USED.

This “Precautionary Boil
Water Notice” will remain in effect until a bacteriological survey shows that
the water is safe to drink, at which point the boil water notice will be
rescinded. Testing normally takes two to three days to complete.

If you have any questions,
please contact U.S. Water Services at (727) 848-8292.

Sunny Hills Water Update

This is an important message from your water provider, Sunny Hills Utility Company. 

We recently had an issue with a pressure valve in the distribution system which changed the pressure in some areas in Sunny Hills.  This caused two issues.  First, a backup well activated to maintain appropriate pressure.  This well has a high concentration of naturally occurring iron.  This sent additional iron into the water mains.  Second the change in pressure caused the sediments throughout the water mains to be disturbed.  The valve has been repaired and the well was returned to back up status.  The utility plans to replace the pressure valve and is also currently working to install an iron removal filtration on this back up well.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

The utility is currently flushing the distribution system. This did not affect all areas of Sunny Hills but in the affected areas you may continue to see discolored water until the sediments and iron is flushed out of the system however the water is safe to drink.  If after the next 24 to 48 hours you continue to have discolored water within your home, you may need to flush your pipes and hot water heater.