The PBWN referenced below was rescinded at 9:30am on Thursday, April 9th.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 Pending sample results this PBWN should be rescinded on the morning of Thursday, April 9th.
The PBWN referenced below was rescinded at 7:45am on Thursday, March 12th.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 Pending sample results this PBWN should be rescinded on Thursday, March 12th.
The PBWN referenced below was rescinded at 8:15am on Wednesday, February 26th.
February 24, 2020
Destin Water Users has issued a PBWN effective Monday, February 24th at 9:30 AM for a portion of First St. The 6” main servicing 6 residences was shut down to repair a leaking bell joint. Please CLICK HERE for a map of the affected area. Pending sample results this PBWN should be rescinded on Wednesday, February 26th.
The PBWN below was rescinded at 9:00am on Friday, February 21st
February 18, 2020
Destin Water Users has issued a advance notice of a PBWN effective Wednesday February 19th at 10:00am for a portion of Benning Dr. & First St. Water service will be interrupted for approximately 6 hours to replace a valve on a 6” main. Please CLICK HERE for a map of the affected area. This notice should be rescinded on Friday February 21st pending sample results.
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
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