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91 - Collier County Enacts Boil Water/Disinfectant Notice for ALL Collier Water District Customers

Post Date:09/15/2017 11:04 AM

Collier County Enacts Boil Water/Disinfectant Notice for ALL Collier Water District Customers

The Collier County Public Utilities Department has enacted a boil water/ disinfectant notice for all customers of the Collier County Water District including Goodland.

The Florida Department of Health advises bringing the water to a full rolling boil for at least one minute. Let the water cool before use. If you do not have power, you may disinfect your water by adding 1/8 teaspoon or eight drops of plain, unscented household bleach (4 to 6 percent strength) per gallon of water and then let the water sit for a minimum of 30 minutes. If using high-strength bleach (8.25 percent), use seven drops per gallon. If the water is cloudy after 30 minutes, repeat the process. Use a container with a cap or cover to store the water for drinking.

This precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect until water system repairs and acceptable bacteriological testing has been completed. The testing is scheduled to be completed as water repairs are finished.

As a precaution, we advise that all water used for drinking or cooking be boiled. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative, bottled water may be used.

Once satisfactory results have been received, you will receive written notification. Also please check our website ( and social media channels as we will post information there.

Questions should be directed to the Collier County Water Department at (239) 252-2380.
The Collier County Information Hotline is active for residents who have questions at (239) 252-8444 (within Collier County residents may dial 311). Information can also be found at or social media channels, including Facebook ( and Twitter (@CollierPIO).


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