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Precautionary boil water notice lifted as repairs continue along 4th St. N

St. Petersburg, Fla (August 4, 2017) --Following testing of water samples taken at 6025 and 6151 4th St. N, the City of St. Petersburg is lifting the “Precautionary Boil Water Notices” for a handful of businesses in the immediate area of a water main break. Both sets of samples (taken August 2 and 3) came back negative for any bacterial contamination.

The line break occurred after lightning struck a light pole and that pole collapsed into the underground main. 

Public Works Crews have been on the job since Wednesday evening to make necessary repairs and ensure the integrity of the 12” water main. 

Water Resources workers were able to repair the impacted main within hours of the break.

Crews from the city’s Stormwater, Pavement and Traffic Operations Department have been refilling the earth that was washed away by the main break and dug out to facilitate repairs.  They are also repaving and repairing the roadway and sidewalk. 

Drivers and pedestrians can expect the area to be back to normal by the afternoon rush hour on Friday.

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