FOR RELEASE UPON RECEIPT
Water Utilities Department
301 College Street
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Contact: Timothy Sloan, Water Plant Manager
Drinking Water Notice
The Lake Osborne drinking water system – aka US Water Services - purchases their drinking water from the City of Lake Worth. A water line repair was made last week by US Water Services in the Lake Osborne Subdivision (a consecutive water system of the City of Lake Worth). Following the repair, bacteriological samples were collected and the samples tested positive for the ecoli bacteria. US Water is collecting additional samples to determine the extent of the problem. Although the Lake Osborne water infrastructure system is not within Lake Worth jurisdiction, the City – in the upmost of caution – wishes to inform its end-users of this issue. US Water Services will be informing their customers via public outreach.
The City of Lake Worth Water Utility constant goal is to provide safe and dependable drinking water. Lake Worth monitors the drinking water well field and distribution system routinely throughout the month. All bacteriological samples have tested absent this month, including the most recent bacteriological samples collected on November 11, 2016. The City of Lake Worth will inform our customers of any change in water quality.
This affects LAKE OSBORNE residents that utilize US Water Services ONLY.
For more information, please contact US Water Services at 866.753.8292 ext. 207
For general guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791 or at https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/safe-drinking-water-hotline