Precautionary boil water notice in Panama City for Kings Harbour area

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Published: Nov. 29, 2018 at 11:16 AM CST
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A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for part of Panama City.

City workers say people living on Kings Harbour Road, North Harbour Circle and South Harbour Circle are under the notice.

City workers say due to emergency water main repairs on Thursday, the notice has been issued for this area. Some people may experience discolored water due to a loss in pressure.

The precautionary water boil notice will be in effect until the water tests come back showing the water is safe to drink.

Remember, if you're using water out of the faucet during the notice:

-Bringing the water to a rolling boil and holding it there for one (1) minute.

-Using a disinfecting chemical. If you cannot boil water, you should put eight (8) drops of common household bleach which is about 1/8th teaspoon, into one (1) gallon of tap water, then shake it, and allow it to stand for 30 minutes before drinking. If the water is cloudy, use sixteen (16) drops, about 1/4 teaspoon of bleach instead of 8, shake it, and let it stand for 30 minutes. There should be a slight chlorine odor. Use common household bleach that has 5 to 6% active ingredients. Use food grade containers. Don’t use bleach that has perfume scents added.

-Using water purification tablets or iodine that many sports and camping stores sell.

-You can also buy commercial bottled water for consumption and food preparation.