Published: Aug 31, 2014 9:31 AM EDT
Updated: Sep 01, 2014 2:26 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County Utilities (CCU) has declared a precautionary boil water notice for the entire Burnt Store Utilities service area. Officials say it's due to a failure at the Burnt Store water treatment plant at approximately 4:30 A.M.  

The affected customers will remain under a boil water notice until further notice. Affected Customers for the Burnt Store Service Area Include: All CCU customers in the Burnt Store area including Tern Bay, Pirate Harbor, Burnt Store Colony, BS Lakes, BS Village and BS Marina.

Customers served by the City of Punta Gorda are not affected. Due to a water pressure dropping below 20 psi for over an hour, including a loss in system pressure in numerous areas of the service area from this failure, and as a precautionary measure, Charlotte County Utilities is requesting that all customers in the affected area, boil their water intended for drinking or cooking at a rolling boil for a minimum of one minute. 

Customers should boil their water until further notice. Count on WINK News for updates just as soon as the water quality is confirmed to be safe to drink.