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.

 

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