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Manatee water main back online

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MANATEE COUNTY (July 6, 2023) – The initial work to reestablish water service to Anna Maria Island through the main across the Manatee Avenue (SR64) bridge has been completed, and the main is back in service. Requests for water conservation are no longer being issued.

Cooperative coordination with Manatee County Utilities staff and local contractors kept construction delays to a minimum and provided maximum access to motorists during the recent holiday weekend.

However, more work will be taking place along the drawbridge over Anna Maria Sound and in the area over the next several weeks to permanently reposition the main along the span. Crews also will be in the area removing the old pipe from the water. Details of that work have yet to be finalized. Residents and visitors will be notified of any road closures or traffic impacts associated with those activities.

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