PALM HARBOR — A precautionary boil-water notice issued Tuesday has been rescinded, Pinellas County Utilities officials said Thursday. Those impacted will be notified.
The county told area residents to boil all drinking or cooking water after a contractor hit and damaged a 12-inch water main. The notice impacted approximately 35 addresses near U.S. 19 and Alderman Road.
The leak was fixed Tuesday afternoon, but work crews remained at the site to assess the damage, stabilize the pipeline and make repairs. Two consecutive bacteriological results, upstream and downstream of the repair, confirmed that the water is safe to drink and that normal water use can resume.
Pinellas County Utilities brought in backfill to cover the pipeline, and the Department of Transportation is working on restoration of damage to U.S. 19.
Two southbound lanes are open to accommodate traffic around the work area.