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Port Orange Observer Saturday, Jul. 29, 2017 3 years ago

Update: Port Orange boil water notice lifted

The notice was issued after a water outage between Dunlawton Avenue and Herbert Street.

A boil water notice for residents in an area of Port Orange was lifted at 5:36 p.m. on Saturday, July 29. The notice had originally been expected to be in place until 3:30 p.m. Friday, July 28 after a water outage between Dunlawton Avenue and Herbert Street. 

The notice include the area of Orange Avenue between Dunlawton and Herbert Street in addition to Nancy Circle, affecting 26 homes and three commercial properties, according the city. 

According to the city, repairs were made on Orange Avenue and the water was back in service before the weekend. The notice was in place until two rounds of bacteria samples had passed. 

A post on the city's website indicated "a contractor is scheduled to install a valve on the 6” water line on Orange Avenue just north of Dunlawton" on Friday, July 28. According to the post, the line was unable to be isolated due to the age of the piping in the area.

The city has recommended residents boil water for one minute prior to consumption or to purchase bottled water. A "vigorous boil for one minute is adequate to ensure that the water is bacteriologically safe," according to the city. 


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