Boil water advisory in effect after construction crew hits water main in Coachman Park

Though a water main break in Coachman Park has been repaired and service is being restored to Clearwater Beach, Island Estates and Sand Key, residents are advised to boil water for drinking or cooking for a period of one minute, for at least the next two days to make sure that the water is safe, according to the city of Clearwater

City officials say it is safe to shower, but not to drink the water. Ice machines may contain ice that was made after the break was repaired, so the city recommends tossing it out. 

The city of Clearwater says it may take time for water pressure to return to normal levels and will let affected water customers know when laboratory results have been returned and they no longer need to boil water.

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