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Boil water advisory still in effect for Fort De Soto, Tierra Verde

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A mandatory boil water notice, Fort De Soto closure remains in effect on Monday.

The mandatory boil water notice for Tierra Verde will also remain in effect on Monday.

Fort De Soto Park will remain closed on Monday, Feb. 3.

Officials from Pinellas County took these steps after a potable water interruption, which took place the morning of Saturday, Feb. 1, affecting the southern end of Tierra Verde.

Residents of Tierra Verde SOUTH of Madonna Boulevard and all residents living along the Pinellas Bayway, including those living off of Sands Point Drive, are advised that they remain under a mandatory boil water notice.

All necessary steps are being taken to restore the safety of the drinking water, however, microbes, if present in the water, can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches or other symptoms.

They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly and people with severely compromised immune systems.

If you have specific health concerns, please consult your doctor.

Pinellas County will continue collecting samples for analysis until the absence of contamination is confirmed.

Customers will be notified when the mandatory boil water notice is rescinded. Once satisfactory water quality is restored, cold water should be run through all plumbing fixtures for several
minutes until water is clear.

Boil Water Recommendations

*        All water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing
dishes must be boiled. As an alternative, bottled water may be used.
*        A rolling boil of one to three minutes is sufficient.

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