VERO BEACH – The City of Vero Beach has issued a precautionary boil water notice for all residents and businesses served by its water system.
City officials explain that the Water Treatment Plant lost power at around 10:00 a.m., and as a result the water pressure dropped below 20 pounds per square inch (20 psi).
Service in Vero Beach has been fully restored, however, as a precaution they advise that all water used for drinking or cooking be boiled immediately.
Officials say that a rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative bottled water may be used.
The precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect until bacteriological testing shows that the water is safe to drink. The Vero Beach plant is unable to provide an exact time for the rescission of this notice.
However, they estimate the time to be no more than 72 hours. If you have any questions, you may contact the City of Vero Beach Water & Sewer Department at (772) 978-5220.
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