Media Release

Precautionary Boil Water Notice for City of Newberry

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 1:00 AM
8:57 a.m.
ALACHUA COUNTY - The City of Newberry has reported a water line break in their system.  A precautionary boiled water notice is in effect until further notice for the following affected area:  South of SW 15th Avenue, west of SW 252nd Street, east of SW 260th Street, and north of SW 22nd Place; this notice does not include Newberry Elementary School.  Residents of the City of Newberry who live in the affected area should use the one of the following strategies to ensure safe drinking water:
  • Boil the water before use, holding it in a rolling boil for one minute.
  • Disinfect it by adding 8 drops (1/8 teaspoon) of plain unscented household bleach per gallon of water, and then let it stand for 30 minutes.  If the water is cloudy after 30 minutes, repeat the procedure.
  • Use bottled water for drinking.
Residents of the City of Newberry who have questions regarding this issue should call (352) 472-2161.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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