Chipley issues precautionary boil water notice

A precautionary boil water notice is in effect for customers on Holley Avenue from MLK Dr. to Hwy. 77 and 7th Street from Glenwood Avenue to Holley Avenue due to a water main break in the area.
The city states this is only a precautionary measure until public works crews can “positively assure customers the water is safe.”
City of Chipley staff state they apologize for any inconvenience and that they are “making every effort to return water service to normal operation as soon as possible.”
The boil water notice advises:
Boil all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative, bottled water may be used.
The water system will be collecting samples immediately after repairs are made to the water main to ensure no contaminants entered the system during the time work was being completed. The precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect for two consecutive days until two bacterio-logical surveys (one per day) show that the water is safe to drink.
Customers will be notified by an orange doorknocker when this “precautionary boil water notice” has been lifted.
For more information, call the Public Works Department at 850-638-6346.