MANATEE -- The Manatee County Utilities Department issued a precautionary boil water notice Thursday for residents and businesses from the 5400 block of Marina Drive in Holmes Beach to the tip of Anna Maria Island. The press release indicated a water main repair was the reason for the water being shut off.
All water used for drinking or cooking should be boiled as a precaution, according to the release. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative, bottled water may be used.
Precautionary notice will remain in effect until a bacteriological survey shows the water to be safe, which is normally 24-48 hours. A notice will be issued when the boil water notice is lifted.
Residents can call 941-792-8811, ext. 5268, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. or 941-747-4357 after 5 p.m. or on weekends.