Community Alerts


The Boil Water Advisory has been officially lifted! We’re pleased to report that our sampling results have met the requirements of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. 

 A very special thank you goes to:

  • Our City crews for tirelessly working to repair the damaged lines
  • City staff who assisted in distributing bottles of water to affected residents
  • Our friends at Niagara bottling for their gracious donations of water in our time of need

 Now that the boil water advisory has been lifted, residents are encouraged to review a few post-advisory tips to resume normal water use. 

 Steps To Follow After A Boil Water Notice Is Issued

 Once the boil water notice is lifted, it is important to clear the lines in your house or business of possibly contaminated water. Below is a list of steps that are recommended to better ensure your home does not have any contaminated water lines.


1. Flush water

  • Unscrew and remove the faucet aerator (screen).
  • Turn on each cold water faucet/tap slowly.
  • Run cold water for five minutes.
  • Clean and reinstall aerator.


2. Clear hot water tanks/heaters - Run hot water only at all faucets and flush until water runs cool or typically for a minimum of:

  • 15 minutes for a typical household 40 gallon hot water tank.
  • 30 minutes for a hot water tank greater than 40 gallons.


3. Replace filters - Water filters, such as ones used in refrigerators, faucets, pitchers and under the sink, are not designed to remove the specific bacteria potentially present during a boil water advisory. If you ran water through your filter during the boil water advisory, the filter could be contaminated.

  • Remove and discard water filters.
  • Replace with a new filter following flushing.
  • Note:  If you can't flush or run water when filter is removed, replace it with the new filter after flushing. Always follow manufacturer's directions for filter replacement.


4. Check appliances - Always read and follow the owner's manual for directions to clean and flush all appliances that use water.

  • Dishwashers
  • After flushing hot water pipes and water heater, run empty dishwasher one time on the hottest or "sanitize" cycle.
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Always follow filter replacement recommendations above.
  • For refrigerators without filters, flush water dispensers by running at least one quart of water. If unsure of your dispenser's capacity, refer to manufacturer specifications.
  • Flush home automatic ice makers. Make three batches of ice cubes and discard all three batches.
  • Water Softeners
  • Run water softeners through a full regeneration (flush) cycle.