Water main break causes outage in Lynn Haven and parts of Bay County

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP)-- UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. 3/5/2017

According to the City of Lynn Haven, the precautionary boil water notice for the areas of the Landings and Meadows subdivisions, as well as College Boulevard, has been rescinded.

If you have any questions, contact the City of Lynn Haven Utilities Office at 265-0087.

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UPDATE: 6 p.m. 3/4/2017

According to Bay County officials, the boil water notice issued Friday, March 3 has been lifted for Bay County retail customers. But customers of Lynn Haven utilities are still under a precautionary boil water notice.

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UPDATE: 3:00 p.m. 3/3/2017

Some Lynn Haven residents and businesses were temporarily without water after a water main break early Friday morning.

According to Lynn Haven public works officials, a major water line broke at about 8 a.m.

Crews got the water back on pretty quickly, but you still need to take precautions.

They say crews are working to fix the problem, but until then residents in the college point and derby woods neighborhoods, as well as nearby businesses will be under a boil water noitce.

"There was a water main sitting on top of a steel casing from from a gas main and just over time it rubbed it and created a crack in the main," says Director of Public Works, Bobby Baker.

Officials say repairs should to the line and roadway should be completed by 5 p.m. this afternoon.
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Some parts of Bay County are without water after a water main break.

According to a release from Bay County, a water line that serves parts of Lynn Haven and Bay County retail service customers ruptured around 8am Friday.

That water line is at Hwy. 390 and Transmitter Road.

The cause of the break is unknown at this time. Bay County and Lynn Haven water customers in the area are without service. Crews are working to cut out part of the road in order to repair the pipe and restore water service. Traffic has been reduced on Hwy. 390, and you're asked to exercise caution in the area.

Bay County retail customers in the College Point and Derby Woods neighborhoods are affected as well as customers from Transmitter Road to East Avenue and all of Transmitter Road from Hwy. 390 to U.S. 231. Lynn Haven customers in The Landings and The Meadows subdivisions and residents on College Boulevard are affected by the outage. Once water service is returned to impacted areas, a precautionary boil water notice will be issued until bacteriological surveys can be completed.