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Friday, June 14, 2024

Boil water notice issued for three Ocala communities

Marion County has issued a precautionary boil water notice for customers in three separate communities as crews work to repair a water main.

On Saturday, Marion County Utilities issued a precautionary boil water notice for customers within the communities of Fore Acres, Hillside Acres, and Courtney Acres. All three communities are located within Ocala.

According to county officials, the notice is in response to a water main repair.

Customers in these communities are advised to bring water intended for consumption to a rapid boil for at least one minute until the notice is lifted.

Any water that is being used for laundry, bathing, and showering does not need to be boiled, according to the county.

Marion County Utilities says that it will notify customers once the notice has been lifted after the water has been proven safe to drink per the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s guidelines.

The county will notify customers via emails, interactive community calls, media release, and/or social media.

Last week, the county issued water boil notices for customers within the Bluefields and Fort King Forest communities for similar repairs.

For more information about the precautionary boil water notice, or to update the contact information on an account, call the Marion County Utilities customer service team at 352-307-6000.

To view the results of Marion County water inspections conducted over the past decade by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, visit the Marion County water quality reports.