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Cape Coral offering free potable water

By Staff | Sep 13, 2017

The city of Cape Coral will be offering free potable water to anyone in Lee County who may need it due to Hurricane Irma. There will be two locations available: Mariner Middle School, 425 Chiquita Blvd. S., and Northwest Regional Library, 519 Chiquita Blvd., N. The hours of operation are 4:30-8 p.m. today, and 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., Thursday through Sunday.

The Mariner Middle School location is available for Cape Coral residents only. The Northwest Regional Library is available to all Lee County residents, including city residents.

This program may be extended and/or moved to an alternate location, if necessary, based on the needs of the community. The potable water can be used for drinking, cooking and bathing purposes and may be useful for flushing toilets in homes on a well and/or septic system that does not have power. Proof of Lee County residency is required.

Residents are limited to 10 gallons of water per day per vehicle and must bring their own containers. Containers will not be provided.

“Providing free potable water to Lee County residents is the right thing to do,” said Cape Coral City Manager John Szerlag. “Fortunately, Cape Coral is in a position to do so.”

Source: City of Cape Coral