Boil water advisories in effect in several Duval, St. Johns county areas
By Chambers Williams, originally posted on October 9, 2016
Because of possible water contamination caused by Hurricane Matthew, boil water advisories are in effect for several areas of Duval and St. Johns counties as of Sunday afternoon.
JEA recommended boiling drinking water for its customers in these areas: A1A from 2315 South Ponte Vedra Blvd to 4460 Coastal Highway including communities in this area; the Mayport Village area; Palm Valley near Roscoe Road; and JEA customers in Ponte Vedra Beach.
The St. Johns County Utility Department has issued a boil water notices for these areas:
All of the barrier islands east of the Intracoastal Waterway; 90 homes in the Bartram Oaks subdivision, including Majestic Oak Parkway, Treaty Oak Lane, Bartram Oak Boulevard, Shady Oak Circle and Vintage Oak Circle; and 45 homes in the Carter Road subdivision streets including Carter Road, Keller Lane, Oak Lane, Pine Lane, Creekbluff Drive, Woodbluff Terrace, Marie’s Way, Shirley’s Way and Tall Trees Lane.
Under a precautionary boil water notice, all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes should be boiled first. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient, the utilities said.