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Some residents may have to boil their water this week

Some residents may have to temporarily boil their water after their water will be shut off for a six-hour period, the Manatee County Utilities Department announced.

On Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Manatee County water customers who live on 42nd Avenue East between South Tamiami Trail/44th Avenue West and Fifth Street East will have their water shut off due to a water line tie-in. A precautionary water boil notice has been issued for after the water is turned back on; all water used for drinking or cooking should be boiled, or bottled water should be used.

The utilities department suggests that one minute of a rolling boil should be enough.

The boil notice will be in effect until two water samples are tested to meet water quality standards, which normally takes between 24 and 48 hours. If the second test deems the water questionable or unsafe, the precautionary boil will continue. A rescission notice will be issued when the water is safe.

Anyone with questions can contact the utilities department at 941-792-8811 ext. 5216 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., or 941-747-4357 after hours or on weekends.