To: water customers residing in the city limits of Vernon
Due to routine maintenance: cleaning storage tank
What should i do?
As a precaution, we advise that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes be boiled. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As An alternative, bottle water may be used. Residents are also advised to take precautions When bathing, especially immune comprised individuals, infants, or the elderly.
What happened? What is being done?
A loss in system pressure could cause back siphonage of contaminants, such as E. coli bacteria, into the water system. Water containing E. coli bacteria can be considered safe for drinking and cooking after vigorously boiling the water. Disease systems caused by these bacteria may include diarrhea, cramps, nausea, and possible jaundice, and any associated headache and fatigue. EPA has set an enforceable drinking water standard or E. coli to reduce the risk of these adverse health effects. Under this standard all drinking water must be free of bacteria.
The water system is currently collecting samples to determine if the presence of E. coli bacteria exists within the water system. This precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect until the problem has been corrected and a bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink. You will be notified of rescission for this notice.
If you have any questions you may contact: Ronald Wood, PO Box 340; Vernon, fl 32462 850-535-2444