Boil Water Notice Issued for Port Orange, Daytona Beach Shores, Wilbur-by-the-Sea and Ponce Inlet



PORT ORANGE, FLORIDA 32129   warning


March 10, 2014


Boil Water Notice Issued for Port Orange, Daytona Beach Shores (south of Thames Ave.), Wilbur-by-the-Sea and Ponce Inlet

Port Orange, FL – This afternoon around 1:20 p.m., the Port Orange Public Utilities Water Plant noticed a drop in water pressure levels and located the problem to a damage water line on Nova Road, south of Herbert Street.
An 18 inch water line was damaged at a construction site, which impacted the entire water system.  A boil water notice has been issued for all of Port Orange, Daytona Beach Shores (south of Thames Ave.), Wilbur-by-the-Sea and Ponce Inlet.  That includes Harbors Oaks and Allandale.
Residents are strongly encouraged to bring cooking or drinking water to a rolling boil for one (1) minute before use.  Bottled water may be used as an alternative.
Currently, water pressure is restored.  When testing has been completed, a rescinding notice will be released and normal water usage can resume.
For information, contact the Public Utilities Department at 386-506-5770.

3 thoughts on “Boil Water Notice Issued for Port Orange, Daytona Beach Shores, Wilbur-by-the-Sea and Ponce Inlet

  • March 11, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Mr. Kisela,
    Only by virtue of a blip across the bottom of my TV this morning (3/11) did I find out about the boil water notice which was evidently in p;ace since the afternoon of 3/10/14. Having consumed several glasses of water yesterday and coffee this morning before accidently discovering the notice, I would like to know why the City’s emergency phone notification system was not put to the use for which it was intended. I’m sure I’m not the only resident of Port Orange wondering about this. A reply would be appreciated so I may better prepare in the future.
    Thank you,
    Mr. Tony Walsh
    5818 Nob Hill Blvd.
    Port Orange

  • March 11, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Greg, sorry to bother you. I saw on the 5 o’clock news we had a boil water alert. My question was why we were not alerted view reverse 911 or email versus the news that only reports on Orange County. Luckily I know public works phone number but my neighbors nor my family knew of the alert. Is there any thing that can be done for future alerts that are important?
    I understand from Mark at Public Works it could last 36 hours. It would be nice to be notified via phone, email or other means if at all possible.
    I know you are doing the best with what you started with and I feel you are doing a great job and all will get better with time. Thank you for your responses in the past.
    Bob Williams
    Sent from Bob Williams
    Bob: as of 4:30 p.m. we have requested Volusia County to inform our
    impacted customers through reverse 911.
    Greg Kisela
    City Manager
    Greg, we were never alerted. Mark at Public Works said that it impacted
    everyone even west of I-95. We never received any reverse 911. Was that a
    miss communication via the news media? Should we that are west of I-95 be
    boiling our water for the next 36 hours? The news reported all of Port
    Orange, Ponce Inlet were effected by the 18 inch main break at Nova and
    I don’t mean to be a pain, just concerned for the family and neighbors.
    Thanks again for your quick response.

  • March 11, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Hi Pat,
    With some real teamwork we were able to collect the first full set of samples! They are in the incubator and we will read them tomorrow night. I added the duplicates in my count of 156 for Port Orange although we will only report the 140. There will be 8 from Ponce Inlet. We will keep you informed on the progress.
    In the morning we will collect the second set of required samples. If all goes well we will be able to rescind the BWN Wednesday somewhere near 5PM.
    Thanks for your help,


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