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Precautionary boil water order for St. Pete Beach and Treasure Island

Update (5-Dec-2013) – Boil water advisory for St. Pete Beach and Treasure Island has been rescinded. Normal water use can resume immediately.

(Posted on 3-Dec-2013)

A reduction in water pressure has occurred in the cities of St. Pete Beach and Treasure Island, between 116th Ave. and 45th Ave, including the Isle of Capri neighborhood. This was caused inadvertently during the upgrade of a potable water pumping station in the area. Nearly normal water pressure has been restored, however; Pinellas County has issued a precautionary boil water notice for residents in the area.

Microbes, if present in the water, can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems. If you have specific health concerns, please consult your doctor.

Pinellas County is working closely with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County, and will continue collecting samples for analysis until the absence of contamination is confirmed. The precautionary boil water notice will be in effect for a minimum of 48 hours or until satisfactory analytical results confirm that the water is safe to drink. Customers will be notified when the precautionary boil water notice is rescinded. Once water service is restored, please run cold water through all plumbing fixtures for several minutes until water is clear.

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