ESTERO, Fla- Businesses at Gulf Coast Town Center are under a precautionary boil water advisory after a leak was found in their irrigation system. The water leak was found near the Bass Pro Shops this morning. The general manger of the Gulf Coast Town Center says the Lee County Health Department issued the alert as a precautionary measure, because their system lost water pressure.
Restaurants tell WINK News the water advisory affected the way they operate.
"We had to go get bottled water and we can't serve any sodas or coffee," said Todd Jarvis, the manager of Vapiano.
The water advisory caused Vapiano to shut off their ice machine, and rearrange their cooking procedures.
"We cook fresh pasta. So, what we have to do is boil pasta in our induction woks, and then we have to pour that pasta into the pasta boiler, and that's to sanitize the pasta water," explained Jarvis.
Jarvis says the water alert hurt their lunch crowd.
"We actually had to pull off our $5.95 lunch menu because it's so cheap and it includes a soda," he said.
Jarvis tells WINK News he didn't want to pull the lunch menu, but he didn't have any other choice.
"If we sell the bottled beverages with the $5.95 lunch special, we just shouldn't be open because we are just not going to make any money," Jarvis told WINK News.
The water at the Gulf Coast Town Center will be tested again tomorrow. The boil water advisory will be lifted once the health department determines it's safe.