Boil water notice issued after water main break in Starke

Photo courtesy: Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith
Photo courtesy: Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith

STARKE, Fla. – A boil water notice was issued for the city of Starke after a water main break occurred Tuesday afternoon, the Bradford County officials said.

The Bradford County Sheriff's Office reported about 1 p.m. that there was a 12-inch water main service line break in the Edward Roads area.

City Manager Bob Milner then turned off the water to the entire city so that emergency workers could repair the broken water main, according to Bradford County officials.

The water line has since been repaired. Milner posted on Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smith's Facebook page that, as the water comes back on, residents may see that it is cloudy or rust-colored, or they may experience irregular water pressure. 

As a precaution, Milner wrote, water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes should be boiled for one minute.

As an alternative, bottled water may be used. 

Milner said the precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect until a bacteriological survey, which may take up to 48 hours, shows that the water is safe to drink.

Anyone with questions may contact the Starke City Hall at 904-964-5027.

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