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Two more counties put on water alert
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Two more counties put on water alert

Citrus County, Florida -- Two more cities have been put on watch for boiling water. Residents of Water Oaks and Gospel Island residents should boil all water used for consumption and cooking purposes until further notices. 

This notice will remain in effect until satisfactory bacteriological samples are received. Until that time, here are the instructions for treating water:

1. Run water from faucets for several seconds to flush any sediment or other contaminants from the plumbing.

2. Roll boil water for a minimum of one minute before use for food preparation or drinking until notified not to do so.

3. Do not add bleach, chlorine, or any other substance, as a disinfectant to water in an effort to make it drinkable as this may be extremely hazardous to your health.  The most effective means to insure your safety is to boil water.

4. Apply these procedures until notified not to do so.  You can return to normal water use at that time.

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