Residents in Tallevast, Ellenton, advised to boil water after main break

MANATEE -- Water main breaks have lead to Manatee County officials advising residents of sections of Ellenton and Tallevast to boil their water before using it for drinking or cooking.

The first notice is for customers along U.S. 301 North, from 24th Avenue East to Mark Avenue. It includes the Plantation Bay and Highland Shores subdivisions, and areas along Gary Avenue and Mark Avenue.

Later in the day, officials issued a boil advisory for residents in a section of Tallevast in southern Manatee after a main break in the area. Customers affected are those along 17th Street Court East, from Tallevast Road to 78th Drive East, including the loop.

The Tallevast residents currently do not have water service, but it was expected to be restored later Friday.

Customer are advised that once service is restored, all water used for drinking or cooking should be boiled as a precaution. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative, bottled water may be used.

This precautionary notice will remain in effect until a bacteriological survey has shown the water to be saf

Officials say a rolling boil of 1 minute is sufficient. You also can use bottled water.

The precautionary notices will remain in effect until a bacteriological survey is complete, which normally is 24 to 48 hours. A notice will be given when it is lifted.

To ask questions call 941-792-8811 ext: 5268 between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 941-747-HELP, 941-747-4357 after 5 p.m. or on weekends.