Boil Water Notice Issued In Frank Reeder Road Area

August 13, 2019

Effective immediately, a Precautionary Boil Water Notice -PBWN- has been issued by the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority for customers located in the following area:

  • From 6626 Frank Reader Road, west to Windy Hill Road
  • Bridlewood Road from Frank Reeder Road, north to the end of Bridlewood Road
  • Bridlewood Circle​

This notice is being issued after repairs were made to a broken 12-inch water main, damaged by a private contractor working in the area. Precautionary boil water notices are issued as a part of the standard protocol following any loss of water pressure, whether as a result of planned maintenance activities or unscheduled repairs.

Residents located in the specified PBWN area are advised to boil water for one minute at a rolling boil or to use 8 drops of regular unscented household bleach per gallon of water, for water to be used for drinking or cooking purposes. Two independent bacteriological samples have been initiated and the advisory will be lifted as soon as possible. This process routinely takes 48 hours.

ECUA crews have completed the repairs and flushed out the lines. Residents within the PBWN area and nearby are advised that there is a possibility of discolored water as a result of the utility work, and to flush their home’s plumbing by running their taps for a few minutes. If problems persist, customers are asked to contact ECUA Customer Service at (850) 476-0480 for assistance.


One Response to “Boil Water Notice Issued In Frank Reeder Road Area”

  1. Mike J. on August 15th, 2019 9:28 am

    Some people may not think of the refridgerator water and automatic icemaker as well as the dishwasher or washing dishes by hand. The dishwasher detergent we have says it contains bleach, therefore the dishes are probably ok there, but the water you use to wash by hand would have to be boiled or bleached before you wash. As for the automatic icemaker, do not use that ice until the warning is lifted. Some of my ice cubes were brown, so I bought bagged ice for the family and kept the icemaker working to flush out the lines.

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