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Hundreds of homes in Pasco County affected by precautionary boil water notice

The notice will affect about 830 homes, county officials say.

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — Hundreds of homes in Pasco County are being encouraged to boil their water after the county issued a precautionary boil water notice Wednesday morning.

County officials say customers in the Talavera and Conner Crossing neighborhoods along U.S. 41 between State Road 52 and Talavera Parkway should boil their water for at least one minute.

The water distribution system in this area will be shut down at 10 p.m. Wednesday for utility crews to relocate an underground valve near U.S. 41 and State Road 52.

Officials say the water service will be restored shortly after the work is complete but as a precaution, all water used for drinking or cooking should be boiled. 

They also suggest icemakers be turned off, and any ice made during the shutdown or 12 hours after service is restored should be thrown away. 

"Pasco County Utilities apologizes for any inconvenience. This precautionary boil notice will be lifted when tests show the water is safe for drinking and cooking. A rescind notice will be posted at that time," county officials wrote in a statement.

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