Daytona Beach boil water advisory lifted for most of the city

Boil water advisory issued as precaution

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Most of the city of Daytona Beach is no longer under a boil water advisory.

The city lifted the advisory Wednesday for much of the city, with the exception of “specific properties along Midway Avenue, International Speedway Boulevard and Marion Street”.

The boil water advisory was issued due to a break in a 16-inch pipe on Monday, according to officials.

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While repairs were underway for the water main break, and normal water pressure has been reimplemented, officials urged all Daytona Beach residents to boil water being used for human consumption.

Meanwhile, Daytona Beach Shores officials said Tuesday that the portion of their city that receives its water supply from the city of Daytona Beach is also under a precautionary boil water advisory. The area affected is generally north of Thames Avenue.

One local business owner was impacted by the notice.

“At first you’re like how long is this going to go on and we found out the next two days so and fortunately for us we were already closed but we had a little bit of time to make up a plan for the morning because it’s hard to operate a restaurant without water,” Patti Borden said.

Borden is the owner of “The Ultimate Omelet House” in Daytona Beach.

She didn’t have to close the restaurant, but employees had to do some extra work on Tuesday before opening.

“Really it’s been a drink situation. Our customers are awesome and understanding. We were able to boil our water for coffee and our ice tea but we can’t use our soda machine but we have bottled sodas and water things like that,” Borden said.


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