Boil water advisory in effect after water main break in North Port

NORTH PORT, FL (WFLA) – More than 1700 homes were without water for several hours in North Port Saturday while the utility crews worked to fix a major water main break.

The water main about 5 feet deep in the ground broke early in the morning. The pipe is about 10 years old. According to the city officials, the break caused a disruption of service to the Island Walk and Gran Paradiso communities, a total of around 1720 homes.

The water service was restored around 4 p.m. Saturday

A boil water advisory is now in effect as a precaution, the city officials said. The staff will take Water Bacteria (Bac-T) samples Saturday and Sunday.

The residents have been notified, the city officials said. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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