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To ensure that we are providing water that meets all state and local required standards, the Village completes water testing/sampling daily. However, during routine sampling throughout the Village’s potable (drinking) water distribution system, total coliform was confirmed in some
of the samples that were taken.
As a result and as a precaution, we are advising that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth and/or washing dishes be boiled. To ensure the highest levels of safety, a rolling boil of one minute is sufficient or, as an alternative, bottled water may be used.
The “Precautionary Boil Water Notice” affects utility customers within Palm Springs, Lake Clark
Shores and parts of unincorporated Palm Beach County. A map of the Village’s Utility Service Area is attached showing the affected areas.
This “Precautionary Boil Water Notice” will remain in effect until the problem has been
corrected and a bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink. The public will be
notified immediately through the local media, Village website (www.vpsfl.org), Village E-newsletter,
social media accounts, etc. when this issue has been resolved.
Again, the health and welfare of the public is the top priority for the Village and staff is actively
working with the Palm Beach County Health Department to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may provide.
Total Coliform Bacteria:
Coliform are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially harmful, bacteria may be present. Coliform were found in more samples than allowed and this was a warning of potential problems.
For further, information and/or updates, please visit our website at www.vpsfl.org.
Date: Friday, February 16, 2018
Contact: Matt Hammond, Public Service Director – email@example.com