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Fort Myers residents advised to boil water following power outage at water plant

Fort Myers residents advised to boil water following power outage at water plant
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FORT MYERS, Fla.– After a power loss at the City of Fort Myers water plant, officials are advising residents to boil water for drinking, cooking, washing dishes, or brushing teeth.

According to City Manager Marty Lawing, the boil water notice is for anyone on the city’s water system, not everyone with a Fort Myers address.

A rolling boil for a minute will make sure the water is safe to drink, according to a statement from the city.

As of 2:50 p.m. on Monday, the boil water notice is still in place.

City of Fort Myers – a 1 minute Precautionary Boil Water Notice (City-wide) remains in effect until bacteriological survey shows water is safe to drink. Boil water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, etc. Questions: Public Works – 239-321-8100

— City of Fort Myers (@cityftmyers) September 12, 2021

It is unknown how long the boil water notice will remain in place. Public works said there is “no timeline” on the advisory.

The boil water notice follows a water main break that impacted the City of Fort Myers on Saturday.

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