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Village Water System Wide Precautionary Boil Water Notice (NO LONGER IN EFFECT)

System: Village Water
Status: Boil Water Lifted
Cause: Water Main Break
Effective Date: 03/12/2024
Rescission Date: 03/15/2024
Customers Impacted: 195

UPDATE: Friday, March 15, 2024, 2:55 p.m.:

The Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA) Precautionary Boil Water Notice Advisory for the FGUA Village Water System has been rescinded. The rescission was provided at approximately 2:00 p.m. Friday afternoon.

All biological testing samples were negative and therefore you may resume water usage as normal. The samples were analyzed by a Florida Department of Health-certified laboratory that confirmed the drinking water is safe to drink.

The FGUA would like to apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced during this time and thank you for your patience during the precautionary boil water advisory period. We appreciate your assistance in notifying your neighbors that the precautionary boil water notice advisory is no longer in effect.

For additional information and updates, FGUA customers may contact the FGUA Customer Service Office at (877) 657-8889 or visit the FGUA website at https://devel.fgua.com.

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Update: Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 9:25 p.m.:

Water has been restored to all Village Water System Customers as of 8:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 6:42 p.m. 

The Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA) is issuing a Precautionary Boil Water Notice Advisory for the FGUA Village Water System where crews are responding to repair a 2″ (two inch) watermain break at 2520 Ruthven Dr. in Lakeland. Water services was interrupted at 5:00 p.m. Repairs are currently underway.

The following addresses will be affected by the outage: All of Village Water

We are issuing a Precautionary Boil Water Notice for all customers since it is possible for harmful bacteria to enter a water distribution system due to either a loss of water pressure or installation of new water treatment plant components. Once we are able to confirm through biological testing (typically 2-3 days) that no bacteria are present in your water system, we will notify you by door-hanger that this Precautionary Boil Water Notice is no longer in effect.

As a precaution, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that all water used for drinking and cooking be boiled and indicate a rolling boil for a period of one minute, which is sufficient to render water free of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. Bottled water may be used as an alternative. The FGUA sincerely apologizes for the inconvenience you experience during the Precautionary Boil Water Notice period and greatly appreciates your patience as we perform maintenance work on your water system. Please call the FGUA at (877) 657-8889 with any questions or visit the FGUA website at www.FGUA.com for additional information.

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