Boil water notice issued for parts of Marion County after power outage at treatment plant

MARION COUNTY, Fla. — Officials in Marion County issued a precautionary boil water notice on Sunday.

The noticed was issued after a power failure early Sunday morning at a water treatment plant that was recently acquired by Marion County Utilities.

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The boil water notice impacts 294 customers in the HiCliff, Sleepy Hollow, Delcrest, Bluefields and Regency Estates communities, officials said.

The county reports the facility’s power was restored and the system returned to full operation within an hour, but the precautionary boil water notice was issued because of guidelines found within the Safe Drinking Water Act.

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Officials said residents within the affected areas should bring water to a rapid boil for one minute before use and applies to all water intended for drinking, cooking, brushing teeth, etc.

This precautionary boil water notice is in effect until further notice, officials said.

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Customers with questions should call the utilities’ 24-hour customer service line at 352-307-6000.

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