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Fort Myers issues boil water notice due to water main break

Fort Myers water main break
Posted at 6:03 PM, Dec 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-05 07:51:25-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A water main break in the area of Edison Avenue and Rockfill Road caused parts of Fort Myers, including the downtown area, to lose water or have low water pressure this past weekend.

As a result, a city-wide boil water notice has been issued for Fort Myers. Residents should boil water for one minute for consumption purposes.

The water main services a large portion of the city.

The cause of the break was a slit to a 12” water line that supplied water to a major 42” water main.

The city says service was fully restored and they completed fixing the ground at 8 a.m. on Sunday.

The water is now going to be tested for 48 consecutive hours.

Officials say if tests are clean the boil water notice could be lifted Monday evening or Tuesday morning.