Due to power outages caused by Hurricane Michael, City of Albany officials are asking residents to boil their water.
Officials say that water pressure in parts of the water system are dropping to dangerously low levels. When this occurs, a potential health hazard may exist in these areas of zero pressure from backflow and/or back-siphonage of water of unknown quality into the water distribution system.
In order to protect the public from a potential health hazard, all residents that have experienced water outages and/or low water pressures are advised to “boil” all water prior to use for drinking, cooking, or preparing baby food. The water should be boiled for at least one minute after reaching a rolling boil.
Residents should continue to boil their water until they are notified by their drinking water utility that the water system has been restored to full operation, and that the microbiological quality of the water in the distribution system is safe for human consumption.
For more information, please contact Albany Utilities Energy Control at 229.883.8330 x 4506.