Published: May 12, 2010 9:36 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The City of Fort Myers has issued a precautionary boil water notice, effective from 8:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. Thursday.

The city will be performing work on water mains in the area; this can stir up sediments, leading to problems with the drinking water.

The notice is for the following areas:

  • Magnolia Street between Hanson Street and Linhart Avenue (from 2905 to 2977 Magnolia Street)
  • Holly Road between Hanson Street and Linhart Avenue (from 2902 to 2979 Holly Street)
  • 1705 to 1853 Maple Avenue

As a precaution, residents are instructed to boil water for one minute before drinking, cooking or washing dishes with it.

The notice will remain in effect until tests show that the water is safe to drink.

For additional information, call 321-7608.