Precautionary Boil Water Notice (PBWN)

The PBWN’s referenced below was rescinded on Saturday August 29th at 8:30am.

August 27, 2020

Destin Water Users has issued a PBWN effective 2:00pm on Thursday August 27, 2020. Please CLICK HERE for a map of the affected area. Pending sample results this PBWN should be rescinded on Saturday, August 29th.

 

August 26, 2020

Destin Water Users has issued a PBWN on Wednesday August 26, 2020 for 200 Gulfshore Dr.  Click HERE for a map of the affected area. Pending sample results, this notice should be rescinded on Friday August 28th.

The PBWNs referenced below were rescinded on Wednesday July 22nd at 8:30am.

July 17, 2020

Destin Water Users has issued advanced notice of a PBWN effective 2:00am Monday, July 20th due to a main beak on the water line supplying Shoreline Village Mall at 824 Gulfshore Dr.  The 8” main servicing this complex will be shut down to facilitate repairs. Please CLICK HERE for a map of the affected area. Pending sample results this PBWN should be rescinded on the morning of Wednesday July 22nd.

Destin Water Users has issued advanced notice of a PBWN effective 7:30am Monday, July 20th due to maintenance being performed on the water line supplying 36236 Emerald Coast Pkwy.  The 2” main servicing this complex will be shut down to facilitate maintenance. Please CLICK HERE for a map of the affected area. Pending sample results this PBWN should be rescinded on the morning of Wednesday July 22nd.

The PBWN referenced below was rescinded at 8:45am on Wednesday, July 8th.

July 6, 2020

Destin Water Users has issued a PBWN effective July 6th for the Shoreline Garden Townhomes at 930 Gulfshore Dr.  The 4” main servicing this area was shut down to facilitate repairs to a broken water line on property. Please CLICK HERE for a map of the affected area. Pending sample results this PBWN should be rescinded on the morning of Wednesday, July 8th.

The PBWN referenced below was rescinded at 8:45am on Friday, June 26th.

June 22, 2020

Destin Water Users has issued a PBWN effective June 23rd on a portion of Azalea Drive.  The 12” main servicing this area will be shut down to facilitate repairs. Please CLICK HERE for a map of the affected area. Pending sample results this PBWN should be rescinded on the morning of Friday, June 26th.

The PBWN referenced below was rescinded at 8:30am on Saturday, June 13th.

June 11, 2020

Destin Water Users has issued a PBWN due to a main beak on the water line supplying Shoreline Village Mall at 824 Gulfshore Dr.  The 8” main servicing this complex was shut down to facilitate repairs. Please CLICK HERE for a map of the affected area. Pending sample results this PBWN should be rescinded on the morning of Saturday, June 13th.

The PBWN referenced below was rescinded at 9:30am on Thursday, April 9th.

April 6, 2020

Destin Water Users has issued advance notice of a PBWN effective Tuesday, April 7th at 8:30am. The 8” main servicing 7 businesses on a portion of Emerald Coast Pkwy. will be shut down cut and cap a section of the main encroaching on a roadwork right of way. Please CLICK HERE for a map of the affected area. Pending sample results this PBWN should be rescinded on the morning of Thursday, April 9th.

The PBWN referenced below was rescinded at 7:45am on Thursday, March 12th.

March 9, 2020

Destin Water Users has issued advance notice of a PBWN effective Monday, March 9th at 9:00pm. A section of the 2” main servicing 26 individual residences on a portion of Dolphin St. will be shut down to replace two valves. Please CLICK HERE for a map of the affected area. Pending sample results this PBWN should be rescinded on Thursday, March 12th.


Precautionary Boil Water Notice (PBWN)

You may have heard about or noticed a significant increase in the number of precautionary boil water notices (PBWN) issued by Destin Water Users, Inc. and other local water utilities in the recent past. Does this mean that the quality and safety or our water has declined? Does this mean that DWU’s water mains are breaking more so than in the past? Absolutely not! Rather, changes in regulatory rules are now requiring that water utilities in Florida issue precautionary boil water notices whenever water service to an area has been turned off, if even for a short while. Why is the issuance of a PBWN required? When breaks or changes occur in water lines, the normal pressure in the line may be reduced or lost and the possibility exists for contaminants to enter that line. The odds of this happening are extremely remote, but to be extra cautious precautionary boil water notices are placed in effect while routine bacteriological sampling is conducted. Usually, two separate sets of samples are taken, each needing 24 hours to be considered complete. When both sets of samples come back “clean”, the precautionary boil water notice is lifted (or “rescinded”). These advisories only affect water that is intended for consumption or cooking.

For more information on PBWN click HERE

If you provide water to visitors or employees, use commercially produced bottled water for drinking or beverage preparation (coffee) during the PBWN. You should also take steps such as posting notices at, or disabling water fountains and ice machines. Foodservice operations have several additional requirements and should contact the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation at (850)487-1395 for specific instructions.

For more information on food industry requirements click HERE

Hurricanes 

DWU has emergency plans in place for hurricane response and will do everything possible to make necessary repairs in an efficient and timely manner. Should you experience either a loss of water service or a noticeable loss in water pressure during or after a hurricane, we recommend you take additional steps to disinfect any water intended for consumption or cooking until the water system is restored.

For more information on emergency disinfection of drinking water click HERE