MIDDLEBURG, Fla. – An emergency repair of a broken water main prompted a precautionary boil water notice in Clay County that was lifted Sunday.
The notice affected homes and businesses in the vicinity of Henley Road and County Road 220.
The advisory remained in effect until the Clay County Utility Authority conducted a bacteriological survey of the public drinking water supply. Two consecutive days of satisfactory bacteriological samples were required before the advisory could be lifted.
Service was restored once technicians completed the repair and flushed the water lines and measured disinfection levels to ensure water quality.
Officials suggest allowing the water to run in the kitchen and bathrooms for several minutes to remove any sediment or air that might have entered the system.
If there is air in the system, the water will appear milky, but that is not cause for alarm. Just flush the line until the air has been removed.
Anyone with questions can call the Clay County Utility Authority’s office at 904-272-5999 or 1-877-476-CCUA.