Officials issue boil water alert for Buenaventura Lakes residents

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OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. —

Toho Water Authority officials have issued a precautionary boil water alert for Buenaventura Lakes residents in Osceola County.

Officials said roughly 8,000 homes are in the affected area.

Equipment failure at the local water treatment plant Sunday morning is the reason for the boil water alert. The failure resulted in a drop in water pressure in parts of the distribution system, according to officials.

As a precaution, residents should boil water before consuming it.

Officials with Toho Water Authority said they will have to test the water for two days before lifting the boil water alert.