A precautionary boil water notice was lifted on Sunday for parts of Green Cove Springs after water testing results came back satisfactory, the City of Green Cove Springs said.

Contractors reportedly damaged the water main near the intersection of Highway 17 and State Road 16 on Thursday.

The customers affected by the notice included:

  • Along Highland Avenue, Oakridge Avenue, Julia Street, Elsie Street, Sunset Avenue and all associated side streets between Highland Avenue and Governors Creek
  • Pinewood Apartments
  • Cove Apartments
  • Along Green Cove Avenue
  • Along Cooks Lane
  • Along Energy Cove Court
  • Speedway and Cove Plaza at the corner of Highway 17 and State Road 16
The area within the red border has been issued a boil water notice effective 10 a.m. Thursday, June 29 in Green Cove Springs. Photo: Google Earth.

Residents in these areas were advised to boil water meant for drinking, cooking or any consumption for about two minutes.

The City Water Department issued the notice as a precaution until crews obtained a bacteriological sample and fully analyzed the integrity of the water.

The water main that broke at the intersection of SR 16 E and Highway 17, causing traffic and a boiling water notice in Green Cove Springs. Photo: Green Cove Springs Police Department.

The main break has caused traffic in the area Thursday.

If residents have questions, they can call the City of Green Cove Springs Public Works Department at 904-297-7060.