Boil Water Notice Lifted For Walnut Hill; It Was Issued After Lightning Strike Destroyed Water Main

April 12, 2021

A precautionary boil water notice that was in effect for much of the Walnut Hill area was lifted Monday after tests showed the water is safe to drink.

Several hundred residences in the Walnut Hill lost water service as a result of Saturday morning’s storms. A lightning strike destroyed a primary water main at Escambia River Electric Cooperative’s water tower adjacent to their Walnut Hill Office and Ernest Ward Middle School. The leak was isolated, and water service was restored to the area from a second EREC water tower located on Highway 97 across from Ernest Ward. photos, click to enlarge.


One Response to “Boil Water Notice Lifted For Walnut Hill; It Was Issued After Lightning Strike Destroyed Water Main”

  1. William L on April 12th, 2021 3:42 pm

    My best friend had lightning strike a Water spicket that was at the far end of his property last year. unfortunately, he was working out of town and didn’t know what had happened until the county called and asked him if he had any leaks, he ended up with $7000 water bill.

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