Vero Beach issues boil-water alert after power failure at treatment plant
Vero Beach issues boil-water alert after power failure at treatment plant.
VERO BEACH — All city water customers are on a boil-water alert after the water-treatment plant briefly lost power Monday morning.
City officials called the move — which is intended to kill bacteria in the water — "precautionary."
Power to the plant has been restored, but the water pressure dropped below acceptable levels.
Officials said customers should boil all water used for drinking or cooking.
The problem was blamed on a faulty 20-year-old switch at the city’s water treatment plant, city officials said Monday.
The equipment was restarted and currently is running property, he said.
All 12,490 city water customers — including schools, medical services and other businesses — were placed on a boil-water advisory that lasted three days.
No contamination was found through water testings at that time.
Staff writer Elliott Jones contributed to this report.