Boil water notice issued in Port Richey due to water main break

Posted at 4:46 AM, Jul 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-20 06:03:56-04

Port Richey Police have issued a precautionary boil water notice after loss of pressure caused a water main break in the area overnight on Wednesday.

According to the Port Richey Police Department, maintenance crews had to turn off the water main to repair a four-inch break. During this time, residents in the Port Richey area and the Brown Acres East area may have experienced a loss of water pressure.

"Due to the loss of water pressure, as a precaution, when service returns -- we advise that all water used for drinking or cooking be boiled. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative, bottled water may be used," Port Richey Police issued in a statement. 

The precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect until a bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink. When that happens, the boil water notice will be rescinded. Generally, the boil water notice is in effect for three working days beginning the day the pressure is lost.

A notice of rescission will be delivered once the water passes the bacteriological survey.

Anyone with questions is asked to contact the city of Port Richey at 727-835-1217.