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Lee County Utilities issues precautionary Boil Water Notice for North Fort Myers neighborhood

September 30, 2021

Lee County Utilities issues precautionaryBoil Water Notice for North Fort Myers neighborhood


Fort Myers, FL, Sept. 30, 2021 – Lee County Utilities has issued a precautionary Boil Water Notice due to a water main break serving a neighborhood in North Fort Myers along New Post Road from Bayshore Road to the entrance of Old Bridge Village, including all of:

·         New Post Drive

·         Foxlake Drive

·         Arbor Lakes Drive West

·         Arbor Lakes Drive East

·         Nantucket Circle

·         Crystal Lakes Drive

·         Crystal Lakes Lane

·         Longleaf Drive

·         Torreya Circle

·         White Cedar Lane

·         Sourwood Court

·         Loblolly Drive

·         Horn Beam Court


The order includes about 650 customers, largely residential.


A precautionary notice was issued for this neighborhood and then rescinded earlier this month. A contractor is working on a water main replacement project in the neighborhood along New Post Road. This is part of broader project to replace older infrastructure in the area.


Once the water has been tested and is safe to drink, Lee County will issue a notice that the precautionary boil water notice has been lifted.


Residents can also monitor, or follow Lee County Government on Facebook.


As a precaution, all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes must be boiled at a rolling boil for one minute or, as an alternative, bottled water may be used.


Boil Water Notices are placed into effect when the water pressure within a water main drops below 20 psi. This usually occurs during a water main break or water main shut off for utility repairs.


To ensure safe drinking water, Lee County Utilities places the affected area under a precautionary Boil Water Notice until bacteriological testing shows the drinking water is safe.