|Updated: City rescinds boil water notice|
|The Press - News|
|Written by Joel Addington|
|Thursday, 04 August 2011 12:05|
A cracked water main on South 6th Street just south of Michigan Avenue prompted the City of Macclenny to issue a boil water notice August 3 for the area south of US 90.
Residents were told that water used for drinking or cooking should be boiled.
The warning lasted nearly three days, until testing showed that water was again safe to consume.
Terry Starling of the city's utility department said today the cracks found yesterday morning were likely due to the age of the line and its deterioration over the last 30 years.
A stainless steel clamp was placed on the line yesterday and a crew spent this afternoon repairing damage done to the yard of an adjacent property by heavy equipment, he said.
"We recommend that you boil water for a minimum of 1 minute for drinking purposes," the boil water notice reads. "If you observe a cloudy or milky appearance in your water it is the result of air in your water supply and we further recommend running the water throughout the home or business for a short duration to clear the lines. The advisory will remain in effect until bacteria testing indicates the water is safe to drink."
The full boil water notice can be found here.
|Last Updated on Monday, 08 August 2011 07:56|