Precautionary boil water notice issued in Lee County

FORT MYERS, Fla. A precautionary boil water notice was issued Saturday evening in Lee County ahead of Hurricane Irma, according to Lee County Utilities.

Residents who experience low water pressure or no water at anytime during the storm will be under a boil water notice, officials said.

Water used for consumption can be disinfected by bringing the water to a rolling boil and holding it there for one minute, officials said.

Consumption includes brushing teeth, washing fruits and vegetables and consuming homemade ice, official said.

Tap water may be used for showering, baths, shaving and washing, but residents must be careful not to swallow or allow the water in eyes, nose or mouth, officials said. Children and disabled individuals should have their bath supervised to ensure water is not ingested

The advisory will be lifted after Lee County Utilities test the water and determine it is safe to drink.

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