UPDATE | Although water service has been restored to the City of Venice following the storm, several areas are without water now due to a water main repair. When the repair will be made is undetermined at this time.
The reason for the undetermined time of restoration is due to FPL needing to get into the area to repair a downed power line and remove debris to ensure City employees’ safety.
The area affected is:
- 1000-1044 (even numbered addresses) Groveland Ave.
- 1009-1045 (odd) Myrtle Ave.
- 315 and 1040 School St.
- 712-744 (even) Myrtle Ave.
- 711-745 (odd) Pineland Ave.
- 401 and 463 S U.S. 41 Bypass
- Once water is restored, these areas will also be required to boil water for consumption only (drinking, cooking) for 72 hours and until the boil water advisory has been rescinded.
- A Code Red has been issued for this area.
ORIGINAL STORY | The City of Venice Utilities Department has been forced to shut the water plant down to to Hurricane Irma.
They say there is a significant water main break within the system, and employees are waiting for the storm to die down so they can go out, find the water main break, repair and restore it as soon as possible.
Until that happens, the department says water service is completely discontinued, meaning City of Venice customers will have no drinking water or water to flush toilets.
The City will notify customers when service is restored, at which point customers will have to boil water for 48 hours for drinking and cooking purposes, and until the boil water notice is rescinded.
Hurricane Supply Kit Checklist | Things to know before the storm | Preparations for your pets | Power outage maps & resources | Know your evacuation zone | Price gouging: How to protect yourself and report it | Insurance protection: Video tape home inventory | Tampa Bay sandbag locations | Find a hurricane shelter near you | Hurricane Irma Emergency Phone Numbers | Evacuations underway | Closures and Alerts | Storm Surge Map