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Boil water notice issued for Lake Jackson Water System in Tallahassee

Posted: 9:40 AM, Sep 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-10 09:41:35-04
Boil Water Alert

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for Talquin Electric customers in the Lake Jackson area.

Talquin Electric Cooperative says a boil water notice is in effect for water members in the Lake Jackson Water System. They say approximately 100 water services are being affected by the notice.

People who live in the following areas need to make sure they are boiling their water first before using it: 2658-2517 Clara Kee Blvd, Manzanitz Ct, Clara Kee Ct, Blind Brook Ln, Blind Brook Ct, Lakefront Dr, River Front Dr.

Those in the affected areas may see discolored tap water due to shifting sediments in the water main or sediment in the water. Under the notice, you should not drink your water without boiling it first.

You should bring all water to a rolling boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using it for drinking or cooking.

If you're going to washing clothes, be careful. Discolored water may tint or stain garments. Also, make sure to run water from an outside spigot or bathtub faucet to assure that water has been flushed before operating appliances. If there is sediment in your water after you have boiled it, let it settle to the bottom before drinking.