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Precautionary boil water notice lifted after construction crews hit water main break in Clearwater

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Posted at 4:50 PM, Oct 27, 2021

CLEARWATER, Fla. - — The water main break in Coachman Park has been repaired and water service is being restored to Clearwater Beach, Island Estates and Sand Key.

Clearwater officials said it may take some time for water pressure to return to normal levels.

Laboratory results, released on Friday, determined the water is safe, which means residents no longer have to boil water that will be used for drinking or cooking. The boil water order was issued as a precaution, due to low or no water pressure that customers experienced.

Wednesday afternoon, construction crews working in Coachman Park hit a water main break causing low and no water pressure for some residents.

"We're at a hotel right on the beach and luckily, I got off the sand went home and took a shower. They went fishing so I got the shower and they didn't," said Lana Souder, who was visiting Clearwater Beach with her family.

"We were on the fishing pier. My son was fishing and he was trying to use the water from the hoses to clean his hands, clean the fish and nothing was coming out," said Michelle Souder.

"We love Clearwater Beach. We had a fantastic time, just a small annoyance, but we’ll get over it," said Souder.

Crews were working on the Imagine Clearwater project when the water main break happened.