Media Release

Precautionary Boil Water Notice

Thursday, May 31, 2007 1:00 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fl. - Routine water sampling of the Santa Fe Hills water system has disclosed bacteriological contamination.  A precautionary boiled water notice is in effect until further notice for customers utilizing the Santa Fe Hills central water system.  Residents of Santa Fe Hills served by the central water supply should use one of the following strategies to ensure safe drinking water:

  • Boil the water before use, holding it in a rolling boil for one minute.
  • Disinfect it by adding 8 drops (1/8 teaspoon) of plain unscented household bleach per gallon of water, and then let it stand for 30 minutes.  If the water is cloudy after 30 minutes, repeat the procedure.
  • Use bottled water for drinking


For more information contact Kenneth Fair, Alachua County Public Works, at 352-374-5245 










  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).