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Boil Water Notices

Boiled water notices are issued to all properties that are affected. If your address did not receive a door tag or phone call and the address is not on the list below, then your water is safe to drink.

  • Current Boil Water Notices

    Updated 8/15/2018 at 9:02 AM

    PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to check the Date Rescinded column if you received a Boil Water Notice.

    Date Issued Street Address (Range) Number Connections Work Order # Date Rescinded


    8/15/2018 Barrington Ave

    most of village of Lakeland


    8/12/2018 El Dorado Ave

    5600 Blk on El Dorado Ave

    300 Blk on Montecello

    300 Blk on Saintagio


    3738516 8/15/2018
    8/10/2018 Socrum Loop Rd N

    6520 & 6500 Socrum Loop Rd


    3736914 8/13/2018
    8/8/2018 Chestnut Rd

    2404-2412 Butler Dr

    819-909 Chestnut Rd


    3735162 8/10/2018
    8/7/2018 Tanager Ct

    304-408 Flamingo Dr

    335-350 Tanager Ct


    3734298 8/8/2018
    8/6/2018 Skyland Ct E and Skyland Dr

    Skyland Dr/Ct. E/W 130-336


    3715570 8/9/2018 
    8/6/2018 Augusta @ Maine Ave (EP)

    3104-3210 Fletcher Ave


    3733034 8/9/2018 
    8/3/2018 850 LK. Hollingsworth Dr

    on LK. Hollingsworth Rd.

    From Brandon Rd to Derbyshire Ave.


    3730935 8/6/2018
    8/2/2018 Tradition Dr.

    4902-4980 Tradition Dr.

    NOT 4977 Tradition Dr.


    3726807 8/6/2018
    8/1/2018 Manitoba Dr

    6255-6298 Manitoba Dr

    6410 Como Pl


    3730635 8/3/2018
    8/1/2018 Buena Vista

    Entire street on Buena Vista from Lakeland Hills Blvd to W. Lake Parker


    3730215 8/3/2018
    7/31/2018 Orangewood Lp. E.



    3729897 8/3/2018
    7/24/2018 Reynolds Rd

    Temple Pl. E/W

    Lot# 101-160


    3725191  7/27/2018
    7/22/2018 Vista Trace Way



    3724485 7/24/2018
    7/22/2018 New Tampa Hwy



    3724469 7/25/2018
    7/20/2018 Pioneer Trails Dr



    3723459 7/23/2018













  • What is a Boil Water Notice?

    You may receive a "hang tag" or other form of written notice on your front door, or hear a news report on the radio, television, or through social media that a precautionary boil water notice has been issued for your neighborhood. Specific details about the event will be listed on the notice left at your door.  A contact number is also provided for additional information if needed.

  • What is a Precautionary Notice?

    The Polk County Health Department requires a precautionary notice after pressure in the lines drops below a certain level. This is usually caused by a water main break, system maintenance, or problems at the water plant such as a loss of disinfection. By comparison, a mandatory notice is rare and far more serious, and its provisions should be strictly followed.

  • Water Treatment

    A precautionary notice doesn’t necessarily mean something is wrong with the water. It is simply that it’s possible that contaminants may have entered the system. Thus, customers are advised as a precautionary measure to boil tap water for cooking and drinking.

  • Household Treatment Tips

    Boil water for one minute and cool before use. Follow these tips:

    • Pour water back and forth between two containers a few times to avoid a flat taste from boiling.
    • Discard any ice from automatic ice-makers.
    • Avoid contact with cuts or other wounds when bathing. Note that it is OK to use non-boiled water for bathing.
    • Allow the water to run until it is clear before washing clothes.
  • Notice Delivery

    Precautionary boil water notices are usually issued for 48 hours, until tests show the system is definitely clear of contaminants. If you received a notice on your door that an advisory has been issued, you also will receive a hand-delivered notice when the alert has been lifted. If you heard the news through the media, the lift notice will be issued the same way.