Some Manatee County residents may need to boil their water later this week.
Manatee County Utilities Water Distribution officials said Monday a water main tie-in scheduled for later this week will result in a temporary shut-off and precautionary boil notice for customers on 26th Street West from Reserve Plaza going to Bayshore Recreation Park and Florida Boulevard from Georgia Avenue east to the canal. This includes all side streets in the area.
Wednesday, crews will shut off water in the area at 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Thursday.
Manatee County officials also announced the intersection at Florida Boulevard and 26th Street West will be closed overnight. Only local traffic will be allowed through the intersection. Detours will be set up.
Once the water service is restored, officials recommend boiling water used for cooking or drinking for one minute as a precaution. Bottled water can be used instead.
The precautionary boil notice will remain in effect until testing shows the water is safe. That usually takes between 24 to 48 hours, according to officials.
Residents with questions about the shut off or boil notice should call 941-792-8811 ext. 5268 or ext. 5216 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.