The Sea Colony subdivision is experiencing a temporary water outage as of 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, due to a valve failure on a water line on Bay Road in the Hammock. The City of Palm Coast Utility Department, which provides water service to the subdivision, expects to restore water service by this evening (Jan. 9).

Once water is turned back on, a Precautionary Boil Water Notice will be in place for the 360 homes in Sea Colony. This is due to the temporary loss of pressure in portions of the water distribution system.

Until further notice, tap water to be used for consumption and cooking purposes must be boiled at a rolling boil for a minimum of one minute. It is OK to use tap water for bathing and laundry, but tap water should not be used for dish-washing by hand. Bottled water can be used as an alternative to boiled water.

The Palm Coast Utility Department will flush the affected lines and collect two consecutive days of bacteriological samples as soon as all flushing and disinfection is completed. This is a precautionary measure to ensure that the water meets all safe drinking water standards. The notice will remain in effect until satisfactory results from bacteriological samples are received. At that time, the boil water notice will be rescinded and the affected customers will be notified.

For more information, call the Utility Department representatives Randy Zaleski at 386-986-2357 or Mike Hughes at 386-986-2359.