Published: Jan 14, 2011 11:38 PM EST
Updated: Jan 14, 2011 3:55 PM EST

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (Jan. 14, 2011) - An electrical failure at the Bonita Springs Utilities water-treatment plant this morning caused a brief interruption in water service that requires all customers to boil water for drinking and cooking until at least Sunday as a precautionary measure.

Boil water notices are required whenever the water pressure drops below 20 psi. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient, or bottled water may be used. The boil water notice will remain in effect while bacteriological tests are performed to confirm that water is safe to consume.

The water outage lasted roughly 10 minutes and affected BSU's entire 60-square-mile service area. The problem has been corrected. News media will be notified when the boil-water notice is lifted.

Bonita Springs Utilities is a not-for-profit water and wastewater utility founded by local citizens in 1971. Today, the member-owned utility serves more than 40,000 homes and businesses. For more information, visit the BSU website at