**UPDATE - PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE RESCINDED FOR ALL UTILITY CUSTOMERS.
To: Customers of Village of Palm Springs Utilities:
The Precautionary Boil Water Notice issued on February 16, 2018 has been rescinded by the Palm Beach County Health Department effective 4:45 PM, Monday, February 19, 2018....
As part of the Village’s commitment to providing the highest quality water possible that meets all state and local required standards, the Village maintains a certified onsite laboratory, three full-time laboratory technicians, and numerous licensed water treatment operators that complete water testing/sampling daily. This testing includes chlorine residual, pH, and turbidity samples at each water treatment plant every three hours; chlorine residual samples throughout the wat...
To: Customers of Village of Palm Springs Utilities
To ensure that we are providing water that meets all state and local required standards, the Village completes water testing/sampling daily. However, during routine sampling throughout the Village’s potable (drinking) water distribution system, total coliform was confirmed in some of the samples that were taken.
As a result and as a precaution, we are advising that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing te...eth and/or washing dishes be boiled. To ensure the highest levels of safety, a rolling boil of one minute is sufficient or, as an alternative, bottled water may be used.
The “Precautionary Boil Water Notice” affects utility customers within Palm Springs, Lake Clark Shores and parts of unincorporated Palm Beach County. A map of the Village’s Utility Service Area is attached showing the affected areas.
This “Precautionary Boil Water Notice” will remain in effect until the problem has been corrected and a bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink. The public will be notified immediately through the local media, Village website (www.vpsfl.org), Village E-newsletter, social media accounts, etc. when this issue has been resolved.
Again, the health and welfare of the public is the top priority for the Village and staff is actively working with the Palm Beach County Health Department to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may provide.
Total Coliform Bacteria:
Coliform are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially harmful, bacteria may be present. Coliform were found in more samples than allowed and this was a warning of potential problems.
For further, information and/or updates, please visit our website at www.vpsfl.org.
The Village Library would like to wish a Happy Valentine's Day to all our residents and announce how we will be showing our love through a new reading program for children. Sometimes, library cards get blocked due to overdue fines and then children are unable to check out material to read at home. Now they can read down their fines! Starting tomorrow, February 14th, children sign up to read at the front desk. find a good book and read, return to the desk and earn "Georgie Bucks"! Then the children can use those to pay their overdue fines!