Due to a recent compromise in the Regional Utilities distribution system, the residents of Jane Circle are advised to boil all water which is utilized for drinking or cooking purposes. A rolling boil for a period of one minute is sufficient to render the water microbiologically safe. Residents are also advised to take precautions when bathing, especially immuno-compromised individuals, infants, or the elderly.
The Regional Utilities system lost pressure on May 23rd, 2012 at approximately 10:00 A.M. A loss in system pressure may cause discolored water and could cause backsiphonage of contaminants, such as E. Coli bacteria, into the water system. Water containing E. Coli bacteria can be considered safe for drinking and cooking after vigorously boiling the water. The water system is currently collecting samples to determine if the presence of E. Coli bacteria exists within the water system. The Regional Utilities system is presently taking action to correct this problem, however, this notice shall stay in effect until such time as it is determined that the water is safe to drink. A public announcement will be made to rescind that boil water alert at that time. All questions should be directed to Regional Utilities at 850-231-5114 or visit our website at www.regionalutilities.net for updated information.
Information provided by South Walton Regional Utilities