Precautionary boil water advisory issued in Kissimmee, Astor, Clermont, Eustis

Notice affects 210 customers

By Daniel Dahm - Digital Manager

Bottled Water

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Toho Water Authority issued an advisory to customers served by the Bay Lake Estates Water Treatment Plant.

The advisory was prompted by a drop in water pressure. The notice is in effect until it's rescinded by Toho Water Authority.

Affected streets include:

  • Bay Shore Drive
  • Heron Court
  • Mockingbird Avenue
  • Toucan Court
  • Crane Court
  • Peacock Court
  • Flamingo Court

Approximately 210 customers are affected by the advisory.

Crews are working to make repairs. 

Once water is restored, residents should boil their water prior to consumption (drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes).  A vigorous boil for one minute is adequate to render water bacteriologically safe for drinking. As an alternative, bottled water may be used.

Under a precautionary boil water advisory, water used for consumption can be disinfected by any one of the following methods:

  • Bringing the water to a rolling boil and holding it there for one (1) minute.
  • Using a disinfecting chemical. If you cannot boil water, you should put eight (8) drops of common household bleach which is about 1/8th teaspoon, into one (1) gallon of tap water, then shake it, and allow it to stand for 30 minutes before drinking. If the water is cloudy, use sixteen (16) drops, about 1/4th teaspoon of bleach instead of 8, shake it, and let it stand for 30 minutes. There should be a slight chlorine odor. Use common household bleach that has 5% to 6% active ingredients. Use food grade containers. Do not use bleach that has perfume scents added.
  • Using water purification tablets or iodine that many sports and camping stores sell.
  • You can also buy commercial bottled water for consumption and food preparation.

Tap water may be used for showering, baths, shaving and washing. Children and disabled individuals should have their baths supervised to ensure water is not ingested. 

For more information, contact Toho Water Authority’s customer service center at 407-944-5000.

Meanwhile, St. Johns River Utilities has issued a boil water advisory for Astor-area residents.

Lake County officials on Monday have issued a precautionary boil water advisory for Clermont residents. 

Affected streets include:

  • -Morning Dr.
  • -Minnehaha Ave.
  • -Sunset Dr.
  • -Ramie Rd.
  • -Lakeshore Dr.
  • -East Ave.
  • -2nd Street
  • -200 Block of Highway 50

Additionally, a boil water advisory was issued for Eustis residents. 

Affected streets include: 

  • East CR 44 from CR 44/44A to Orange Avenue

No other details were released.

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