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Posted on: October 3, 2018

[ARCHIVED] PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE

ON OCTOBER 3, 2018, AT APPROXIMATELY 12:00 A.M., THE DRINKING WATER SYSTEM EXPERIENCED A WATER MAIN BREAK AT 15th STREET AND DIANA DRIVE. DURING THIS TIME THE WATER TOWER WAS OFFLINE DUE TO SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE. AT 12:18 A.M. THE SYSTEM EXPERIENCED A DECREASE IN WATER PRESSURE TO LESS THAN 20 PSI.  THIS ALLOWED THE POSSIBILITY OF CONTAMINATION ENTERING THE PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM THROUGH BACKFLOW BY BACK-PRESSURE OR BACK-SIPHONAGE.   AT 12:21 A. M., PRESSURE WAS RESTORED TO THE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM. 

DUE TO THIS LOSS OF PRESSURE, AS A PRECAUTION THE CITY OF PALATKA UTILITY DEPARTMENT HEREBY ADVISES THAT ALL WATER USED FOR DRINKING, COOKING, MAKING ICE, BRUSHING TEETH, OR WASHING DISHES BE BOILED.  A ROLLING BOIL OF ONE MINUTE IS SUFFICIENT.  AS AN ALTERNATIVE, BOTTLED WATER MAY BE USED. 

AT 7:40 AM THE MAIN LINE REPAIR WAS COMPLETED. BACTERIOLOGICAL SAMPLING OF THE SYSTEM HAS COMMENCED. 

THIS "PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE" WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN CORRECTED AND A BACTERIOLOGICAL SURVEY SHOWS THAT THE WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK. 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY CONTACT KAYLA WYLIE, WATER TREATMENT PLANT SUPERINTENDENT,  AT 386-329-0144.

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