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FGUA restores water service to Lehigh system

Precautionary boil water notice in effect

September 14, 2017
Special to THE CITIZEN ( , Lehigh Acres Citizen

The Florida Governmental Utility Authority continues efforts to restore services following service interruptions and sewer backups caused by Hurricane Irma.

Currently, precautionary boil water advisories are in effect for FGUA Systems located in 10 counties throughout the state of Florida, with over 21,000 FGUA customers statewide initially affected.

Through the concerted efforts of electric utilities, and FGUA staff, approximately 700 customers are currently without water, down from over 8,000 as of last report. The most significant change since the last update is the restoration of all water service in the Lehigh Acres system - 12,765 customers.

Lehigh residents, however, remain under a precautionary boil water notice.

In addition, FGUA has suspended late fees, disconnections and reconnection charges for the rest of September for its customers.

With a boil water notice, the FGUA advises that all water used for drinking or cooking be boiled. A rolling boil for a period of one minute is sufficient to ensure the water is free of possible bacteria or viruses. Alternatively, bottled water may be used.

Once water service is restored, water samples are taken to a Florida Department of Health-certified laboratory and will be rescinded once samples indicate the water is safe to drink, typically 48 hours after the samples are collected.

All current outages and notices will be available on the website

Lehigh customers with questions may contact the local office at 239-368-1615.

Source: Florida Governmental Utility Authority



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