Boil Water Notice

Sep 5, 2023


For Enterprise Community Development District (ECDD)

What should you do?

The ECDD is providing notification to all customers of the utility system that due to the disruption of service, we are issuing a precautionary boil water notice.

The area affected is from 1120-1154 Celebration Ave, 1121 Celebration Ave, 1131 Celebration Ave, 911 Begonia, 921 Begonia 931 Begonia Ave and 951 Celebration Ave (Heritage Park Pool) to due to a 12” broken main line.

This notice is in effect as of September 5, 2023, until rescinded by the ECDD.  Water pressure keeps unhealthy pollutants from entering the underground pipes that bring drinking water to your house or business.  When the pressure is lost, contaminants can seep into the pipes.  This might allow pathogens (disease-causing germs) into the water that can cause illness if one drinks it or prepares food or beverages with it.  So THEREFORE, AS A PRECAUTION, WE ADVISE THAT ALL WATER USED FOR DRINKING, COOKING, MAKING ICE, BRUSHING TEETH, OR WASHING DISHES BE BOILED. A ROLLING BOIL OF ONE MINUTE IS SUFFICIENT. it is important to disinfect tap water to kill any bacteria or viruses that may have entered the water.

Under a precautionary boil water notice, water used for consumption can be disinfected by any one of the following methods:

  • Bringing the water to a rolling boil and holding it there for one (1) minute
  • Using a disinfecting chemical. If you cannot boil water, you should put eight (8) drops of common household bleach which is about 1/8th teaspoon, into one (1) gallon of tap water,  shake it, and allow it to stand for 30 minutes before drinking.  If the water is cloudy, use sixteen (16) drops, about 1/4th teaspoon of bleach instead of 8, shake it, and let it stand for 30 minutes.  There should be a slight chlorine odor.  Use common household bleach that has 5% to 6% active ingredients.  Use food grade containers.  Don’t use bleach that has perfume scents added.
  • Use water purification tablets or iodine that many sports and camping stores sell.
  • You can also buy commercial bottled water for consumption and food preparation.

Consumption includes brushing teeth, washing fruits and vegetables, and homemade ice.  Tap water may be used for showering, baths, shaving, and washing, so long as care is taken not to swallow or allow water in eyes or nose or mouth.  Children and disabled individuals should have their baths supervised to ensure water is not ingested.  The time spent bathing should be minimized.  Though the risk of illness is minimal, individuals who have recent surgical wounds, are immune-suppressed, or have a chronic illness may want to consider using bottled or boiled water for cleansing until the notice is lifted.

After pressure is restored to the pipes to your homes and businesses we begin testing the water quality.  The precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect for several days while bacteria tests are conducted to assure the safety of the water.  The notice will be lifted (rescinded) only after tests prove the water is safe to drink.

The employees of the ECDD,  your public water system, take great care in assuring that your water is safe to drink, and we appreciate your cooperation with the precautionary boil water notice to protect public health during this difficult time. If you have questions please call (407) 566-4132 during office hours, Monday – Friday, from 8 AM—5 PM.