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Water outage affects 3,500 customers within Little San Carlos Island area

By Staff | Dec 8, 2009

Approximately 3,500 customers within the Little San Carlos- Fort Myers Beach area were affected by a water outage early this morning.
Lee County Utilities reports the outage was due to a 3-inch water main break. Repairs were expected to be completed within one hour, officially said in a statement released at 5 a.m. today. Once the repairs were completed and water service was restored, the following area will be under a precautionary boil water notice:
All customers within the Little San Carlos area are under the boil water notice. This will include the following streets: Prescott Street North Street, Carlos Court, San Carlos Drive, South Street, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Carlos Boulevard from Prescott/Buttonwood Drive to Main Street, Main Street, Buttonwood Dr,Ostego Dr, Oak St, Nancy Ln, Shrimp Boat Ln, Emily Ln, Helen Ln, Oyster Bay, Spanish Main, Galleon Way, Doubloon Way, Cortez Way, Cortez Way, Blackbeard Way, Barbados Way, Garcia Way and the following Mobile Home Parks Oyster Bay MHP, Ebb Tide RV Park, Port Carlos Cove and Gulf Cove MHP
As a precaution, all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes should be boiled at a rolling boil for one minute, or as an alternative, bottled water may be used. This precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect until bacteriological test shows that the water is safe to drink. Test results will take approximately 72 hours.
Call 533-8575 after 4:30 p.m. Dec. 10, and each day thereafter as needed to get the current status of the boil water notice.

Source: Board of County Commissioners