VENICE, Fla. - 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.
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required to boil water for consumption only (drinking, cooking) for 72 hours and until the boil water advisory has been rescinded.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customers will have to boil water for 48 hours for drinking and cooking purposes, and until the boil water notice is rescinded.