Media Release

Precautionary Boil Water Notice

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 12:00 AM

 5:05 p.m.


ALACHUA COUNTY, FL -  The water pressure of the City of Alachua's potable water system in the Turkey Creek subdivision and surrounding areas dropped below the State minimum standard of 20psi early this morning.  The low water pressure event was corrected by City staff. 


This Precautionary Boil Water Notice applies to residents and customers between NW59 Terrace and NW 104 Terrace that are connected to the City of Alachua's water distribution system.


The City is responding to this event by flushing the distribution system in the vicinity of the low pressure area and collecting samples to determine the absence of bacteriological impurities.


As a precaution, the City of Alachua advises that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes be boiled.  A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient.  As an alternative, bottled water can be used.


This Precautionary Boiled Water Notice will remain in effect until bacteriological testing demonstrates that there is no presence of bacteriological contaminates.  The City anticipates this Notice will be rescinded by noon on Friday.  Notice of Rescission of the Precautionary Boiled Water Notice will be posted on the City's website,


Please contact Mike New, Public Services Director at 386-418-6140 if you have any questions regarding this matter.




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

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