Boil water notice issued for large section of Sarasota County

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SARASOTA COUNTY - A boil water advisory has been issued in Osprey after a drop in pressure was reported Tuesday morning.

Sarasota County utilities has restored the water pressure in the affected area, which is from Central Sarasota Parkway south to Laurel Road. This includes the areas of Vamo, Osprey, and Laurel.

The county says they have no reason to believe the drinking water was contaminated, but Florida law requires that drinking water providers issue precautionary boil water advisories to customers affected by pressure losses in water mains.

While the advisory is in effect, the county advises affected customers to boil all tap water intended for drinking, preparation of food, washing of food utensils, making ice, brushing teeth or for first aid, making sure the water is brought to a rolling boil for one minute. Boiling the tap water disinfects it, destroying any harmful microorganisms. Bottled water can be used as an alternative to boiling the tap water.

Customers will be notified by another automated telephone call that the boil water advisory has been canceled.