Boil Water Notice Lifted For Highway 297A Area

September 3, 2022


A precautionary boil water notice has been issued by the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority for customers following a 12-inch water main break on Highway 297A Friday night.

The boil water notice is in effect for:

  • 2190 – 2524 Highway 297A
  • Brookwood Place
  • Meander Lane
  • Meander Circle
  • Ashley RRoad
  • Carmondy Hill Road
  • Pinebrook Circle

Reader submitted photos showed the water flooding a ditch, part of yards and the shoulder of Highway 297A near Pinebrook Circle shortly after 8:30 p.m. Crews were still working to complete repairs after daybreak Saturday.

ECUA said some customers experienced low or no water pressure as a result of the water main break.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office was also called to the area due to the potential traffic hazard as watered entered Highway 297A..

Reader submitted photo for, click to enlarge.


13 Responses to “Boil Water Notice Lifted For Highway 297A Area”

  1. Lou on September 4th, 2022 8:12 pm

    Nothing happened in 2014 flood, nothing happened after hurricane Sally . A lot of dog and ponny show, and picture ops for elected and career politicians. We the tax payer’s in Escambia county are on our own. So if we think and hope ECUA, or anybody else will help us ? Keep dreaming and paying.

  2. Bewildered on September 4th, 2022 5:36 pm

    Lou , in Alabama a lot of new houses built are going back on septic tanks. It’s supposedly a more modern version that does not cause back-ups. We do not have a sewer plant with the capacity to handle all the sewage and wastewater this huge influx of new people create

  3. Howie on September 4th, 2022 10:54 am

    @ readers – It is 850 area code and it’s programmed in my phone. The number (850-476-5110) was dialed at 7PM Friday night. It is programmed on speed dial on my land line phone which I tried calling them several times from it.

    Typo error on this site.

  4. A Alex on September 4th, 2022 8:02 am

    They approve their own increase….
    If you in the boil water area, Turn off your ice makers,replace the water filters 5 days after boil water notice is lifted and only then start using your ice,unless you boil the ice to!!!

  5. Lou on September 3rd, 2022 7:52 pm

    They just got approved for a rate increase, for what ? Poor service, poor old equipment. It’s 2022 and a lot of us still on septic tanks in none rural areas (297 A) Something needs to be done by the voters and elected politicians. We have to pay our share, but at least offer services that equals the decade we live in.

  6. gloria on September 3rd, 2022 2:12 pm

    What ECUA district is this? Call your representative!

  7. ensley boy on September 3rd, 2022 12:18 pm

    Howie…. Maybe you should have used the (850) area code.

  8. No water on September 3rd, 2022 11:29 am


  9. Howie on September 3rd, 2022 10:14 am

    As of 8AM, our water was back on 9/03. We live on a side street near that break.

    The water was running very slow last evening at 7PM. We tried calling the emergency

    number (650-476-5110) for ECUA and never reached anyone for 3 hrs. Their garbage

    service is unsatisfactory and their emergency number does not have anyone there to

    answer calls. Go figure – its’ ECUA.

  10. Still no water on September 3rd, 2022 10:10 am

    I live in Mcdavid and have water through Central water works and no water at 9:10am (9/3)

  11. Boil water? on September 3rd, 2022 7:57 am

    Surprisingly no boil water notice?

  12. Mike on September 3rd, 2022 7:16 am

    I live on 297a. Water service still off as of 6:15am on 09/03

  13. A Alex on September 3rd, 2022 5:02 am

    wheres the boil notice? This surely comtaminted the system with
    All sorts of debris and bacteria