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Boil water advisory issued after Punta Gorda water main break

Posted at 9:42 AM, Sep 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-14 09:42:48-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- The City of Punta Gorda has issued a precautionary boil water notice due to a water main break on Thursday afternoon.

The water main break is near the intersection of Elliott Street and East Marion Avenue in Punta Gorda.

As a precaution, they advise that all water used for drinking or cooking be boiled. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative bottled water may be used. Residents should plan to use this alternative water source for up to three days.

Shut off and don’t use water spigots with special filters on the kitchen sink or refrigerator.  Ice makers using piped water source should be turned off until the boil notice is lifted. Utilize alternate water source (bottled, boiled, or disinfected) for the following:

  • Coffee Machines
  • Food Preparation
  • Dental Care/Cleaning

Further instructions:

  • Hand washing multi-use utensils, glasses, or tableware in the sink by the wash, rinse & sanitized method is OK. To sanitize, pour boiling water over dishes after rinsing or pour water mixed with unscented bleach (1 &1/2 teaspoon to the gallon) ‘
  • Utilizing the dish washer is OK utilizing HOT water rinse
  • Showering is OK and recommended over bathing, but avoid consuming any water

Affected areas include:

  • E. Marion Ave from Cooper Street to Marlympia Ave
  • Peace Harbor Condos (Notified)
  • Landings Way
  • Scott St
  • Elliott St (from E. Marion to the harbor)
  • Tabor St (from E. Marion to the harbor)
  • Roundhouse St
  • Klispie Dr
  • Bayridge Pl
  • Fireball Ct
  • Lynn Ct
  • Marlympia Ave
  • Emerald Pointe Condos (Tracy Cope Notified)
  • Punta Gorda Marina
  • Punta Gorda Animal Hospital
  • Fat Point Brewery (Jessie notified)
  • Comet Cleaners
  • Last Chance Saloon
  • Bay Palms
  • Orchid Dr
  • Setter St
  • Griffith St
  • Anderson St
  • Osceola Ace
  • Solana St
  • Mark Ave
  • Charlotte St
  • Harvard St
  • Union Ave
  • Mark Ave
  • Dixie Ave
  • Myrtle Ave
  • Cherokee Ave
  • Poinciana Ave
  • Shore Dr
  • Howard St
  • Acacla Ave
  • Florida St (E. Marion to the harbor)
  • Drury Ln
  • Charlotte St (from E. Marion/Duncan to the harbor)
  • Salona Loop