• Water restored after water main break in Mount Dora


    MOUNT DORA, Fla. - Crews are working to determine what caused a water main break in Mount Dora on Sunday, city officials said.

    The water main break on Lincoln Avenue left some residents either without water or with low water pressure Sunday evening.

    "It was not the pressure that I usually see," said resident Moloy Banerjee.

    Water could be seen gushing from the water main. The road was initially closed but as of Monday afternoon it had reopened.

    The problem affected residents in subdivisions on the city's east side along State Road 441 from State Road 44 to Stoneybrook Hills Parkway.

    "No water. Well a trickle," said resident Meredith Adams. "It's a little annoying but what can you do?"

    The city has issued a boil water notice for the area.

    Officials said about 3,000 people in the area may have experienced problems with their water because of the break.

    "Water began to flow in the area and it caused a section of the roadway to give as well," said Kelda Senior of the city of Mount Dora.

    Crews said most people should have their water pressure restored as of Monday, but they will still have to boil their water for two days.

    Mount Dora middle and high schools are about five minutes away, so officials have water on hand for students for the next couple of days.

    Crews filled the hole on Lincoln Avenue Monday morning. They said a reclaimed water line ruptured, which caused another line to break. However, crews still have to figure out what caused the initial rupture.

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