Clearwater, Fla.— Approximately
500 homes in the Belle Vista subdivision in St. Pete Beach
have experienced a loss of potable water service due to an
8-inch water main break earlier today. The water main break
was located at 44th Avenue, just off Gulf Blvd. Utilities
crews have repaired the leak and are preparing to restore
water service to the area.
Prior to the water being restored, Pinellas County Utilities
will issue a boil water advisory for those residents whose
water service has been interrupted. Door-to-door notifications
will be delivered to all affected residents in the Belle
Vista subdivision. The boil water requirement will begin
when water service returns at approximately 5:00 p.m. today,
and will be in place until further notice. The water will
be tested to obtain clearance from any potential contamination.
Results from water quality testing are expected within 48
hours. Further information may be obtained by calling Pinellas
County Utilities’ Customer Service at 727-464-4000.