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Precautionary Boil Water Notice in NW Polk


Published on Aug 5, 2020


Bartow, Fla. (August 4, 2020) - POLK COUNTY UTILITIES is issuing a DEPARTMENT of HEALTH required PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE due to a water main break affecting customers located in the Homestead subdivision within the Northwest Region Public Water System. There are 54 customers affected.

 As a PRECAUTION, we advise that all water users drink bottled water and/or boil water to a rolling boil for at least one minute for cooking and drinking.

This PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE will remain in effect until ongoing water sampling analysis is completed.  Polk County Utilities will issue a notice rescinding this precautionary measure once satisfactory results have been confirmed (normally after 48 hours).

As a further precaution, the water lines in that area have been flushed.

For any questions or concerns regarding this notice, you may contact Utilities Customer Service at  (863) 298-4100 or Regional Water Plant Supervisor Ben Bushe at (863) 247-4078.