PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Pinellas County Utilities has issued a precautionary 48-hour boil water notice for Fort De Soto Park. The park is still open, but visitors are advised to not consume any drinking water within the park.
The precautionary notice is due to a water main break that occurred Monday and affected water pressure within the park. All necessary steps are being taken to restore the safety of the drinking water.
The precautionary boil water notice will be in effect for a minimum of 48 hours or until satisfactory 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 Customers will be notified when the precautionary boil water notice is rescinded.
Microbes, if present in the water, can cause sickness and could pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly and people with severely compromised immune systems.