Update: Bunnell lifted the boil-water advisory on May 25, 2022, in mid-afternoon.
An interruption of service due to a power outage occurred on Saturday (May 21) in Bunnell, shutting down parts of the city’s water infrastructure and temporarily interrupting service for customers. As a result, the entire city is under a boil-water notice as a precaution.
This “precautionary boil water notice” will remain in effect until water analysis demonstrates that no bacteriological matter is present in the water supply.
The power cut caused the water pressure to drop systemwide. Water pressure was restored after the cut, but the city advises residents to boil tap water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient.
As an alternative, bottled water may be used. Tap water can be disinfected by adding eight drops of unscented household bleach (with 4 to 6 percent active ingredient) to each gallon of water, then mixing the water and allowing it to stand for a minimum of 30 minutes.
Cloudy water requires 16 drops of bleach and a 30-minute period of letting the water stand. Other approved chemical disinfectants are available at stores that sell camping and hiking supplies. The city will issue a revocation of the boil-water notice when test results are received and normal water consumption and use may resume.
The city’s Dustin Vost, Bunnell’s infrastructure director, issued the notice late Saturday, with regrets. Residents with questions may contact the utilities department at 386-437-7515.
Bunnell Citizen says
Yeah it would be nice if they actually let the citizens of bunnell know about it… no notices, emails, texts, or calls to let the people know… just a notice on their website.. another great job by the city of bunnell! This city is quick to send info if your bill is 1 day late and quick with nothing else… they all need to be replaced problem is nobody has the guts to run against current positions
Bob J says
Well I saw announcements on all the local news and heard on local radio as well.
TY Bob says
Your missing the point here boss, I would consider reaching out to your residents first and more directly before anything else. If we can get a flagler weather alert via text and call city of bunnell should be able to do the same.
I call BS says
Highest taxes, highest water bills and not even a hurricane. Bad management on all levels.
Why should they have lost water pressure?
Oh, I know why incompetence……….yup incompetence.
What happened America? Bunnell if your project fails, which it has, for over 30 years, go back and check the part you didn’t think was important.
Frances Spivey says
I got a automated call the next morning to tell me to boil my water till further notice. Which I thought was good.
Billy Deen says
Must be nice. You must have just moved here.