CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Carl Miller has no desire to bathe using the brown water coming out of his household faucets, let alone drink it.
"It's a nuisance," Miller told WINK News on Thursday afternoon, hours after coming home to find a third boil water notice from the city hanging on his front door.
Water improvement projects near Miller's home, not far from the Bimini Basin, have meant a series of boil water notices in the last month. However, Thursday's was the result of a water main break, a city spokeswoman said.
Miller says he received no advanced notice of any of the previously planned outages, and the latest - although unexpected - was the icing on the cake.
"If this is going to happen again, I'd like them to let us know and just expedite this," he said. "Don't let it take a week to get two until we can drink our water."
Cape Coral spokeswoman Connie Barron said she understands the frustration.
"We realize the utilities work being done in the Bimini Basin area is causing inconveniences to our residents," Barron said in an emailed statement to WINK News. "The good news is that the improvements being made in this part of the city will improve services and minimize future inconveniences."
After our interview, Carl Miller says he received a call from a city employee apologizing for the latest boil water notice. Miller says the caller promised to work with crews in the area to give homeowners better notice in the future.