JEA issued a Boil Water Advisory for the University of North Florida and other locations nearby Oakridge Water Treatment Plant after finding E. coli bacteria in a water sample on Friday.
Traces of the bacteria were found in a water sample taken before it was treated at the plant itself. Areas affected include Jacksonville’s Southside, the Tinseltown, Town Center business districts and the University of North Florida, according to News4Jax.
If you live in an affected area, DO NOT DRINK WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST.
Before drinking all water, bring it to a boil and let it boil for one minute. Let it cool before using it. Use boiled and bottled water for washing dishes, drinking, making ice and any food preparations until JEA lifts the notice. Boiling water kills harmful bacteria in water.