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Sunday, November 7, 2021

Boil water advisory issued for parts of southeast Ocala

City of Ocala Water Resources officials have issued a precautionary boil water advisory affecting the 3750 to 4800 block between S Pine Avenue and SE 17th Avenue.

On Thursday, November 4, there was a system malfunction at Ocala’s emergency wellfield, resulting in a loss of chlorine residual.

This may cause contamination of all drinking water in that area.

The Water Resources department advises that all water used for brushing teeth, cooking, drinking, making ice, washing dishes, or food preparation needs to be brought to a boil until further notice.

Boil water vigorously for one minute and let it cool before use or use bottled water. Boiling water kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

According to city officials, this precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect until the problem has been corrected and a bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink.

Customers will be notified once water conditions have returned to drinking water standards.

For more information, contact the Water Resources department at 352-351-6775.