Major Water Leak Near ECUA Well On 10 Mile Road Leads To Boil Water Notice

November 29, 2019

The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority crews worked for hours Friday to contain a major water leak near a well on East 10 Mile Road.

Crews started work on the repairs about 5:30 a.m. and had restored pressure to all but a few addresses on 10 Mile Road in the immediate area by 2 p.m. A precautionary boil water notice was issued for 10 Mile Road between Highway 29 and 40 10 Mile Road.

Water flowed and was standing in areas over a quarter mile away. East 10 Mile Road was closed between Highway 29 and North Palafox Street by the leak. photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “Major Water Leak Near ECUA Well On 10 Mile Road Leads To Boil Water Notice”

  1. Nathalie Bowers on December 3rd, 2019 9:32 am

    Trisha – ECUA does have a call-out alert notification system. You can sign up for it at this page on the ECUA website.
    In the case of this notice, 5 residences were affected by the Precautionary notice and they were notified directly. Hope that helps.

  2. Trisha on November 30th, 2019 12:40 pm

    While I appreciate ECUA’s due diligence, they need to implement a call out or text service to let residents and businesses know when a boil notice is in place; even if only precautionary. This is the first I’ve read of this and I live nearby.

  3. Steve on November 29th, 2019 3:42 pm

    I sure appreciate ECUA got on this and, while pressure did drop, we still had service.

  4. Eric Ericson on November 29th, 2019 2:37 pm

    At 2,000 gallons per minute, that’s a LOT of water.

    The wells pump up that much water…