PINELLAS COUNTY, FL (WFLA) – Pinellas County Utilities officials issued a precautionary 48-hour boil water notice for customers in St. Pete Beach Saturday afternoon.
Pinellas County Utilities is extending the precautionary boil water notice to customers in Tierra Verde.
According to the PCU press release, the residents are experiencing low water pressure with approximately 6,000 customers affected. Pinellas County Utilities crews work to identify the problem.
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. Pinellas County will continue collecting samples for analysis until the absence of contamination is confirmed. Customers will be notified when the precautionary boil water notice is rescinded.
Once satisfactory water quality is restored, please run cold water through all plumbing fixtures for several minutes until water is clear. Residents are also advised to shut off ice makers and dispose of any ice made during the affected period.
Residents are advised to boil all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes. A rolling boil of one to three minutes is sufficient. For more information about boil water notifications, visit www.pinellascounty.org/boilwater.
All necessary steps are being taken to restore the safety of the drinking water. 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.
More information will be provided as it becomes available. Pinellas County Utilities customers may call customer service at (727) 464-4000 with any questions. Residents can now sign up for Alert Pinellas, an emergency notification service, by calling (866) 484-3264.
The Pinellas County “Doing Things for You” app is available for residents to report issues and access useful resources. Pinellas County can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. More information is available on the county website, www.pinellascounty.org, which features LiveChat for assistance. Pinellas County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.