Bartram Park under boil water advisory following water line break

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The growing neighborhood of Bartram Park, a bustling area between Old St. Augustine Road and Race Track Road, is having some accompanying growing pains.

A construction crew, who was said to be putting in underground fiber optic line, mistakenly hit a pipe and shut off JEA water service to folks in the area.

JEA Media Relations Coordinators says that Baptist South and Publix are back to normal. Other areas were still without water as of 8 p.m. Monday and crews are working to solve the problem. Water was restored to the area around 2 a.m. Tuesday, according to JEA. However, a boil water advisory is now in effect.

"We've been out of water now for more than five hours," said Barbara Ienuso.

She lives in the Verano subdivision, just a few hundred yards south of where the break happened.

"But I know folks in Hawthorn and Twinleaf were out as well, and there are more than 300 homes in each of those," she said of the other area subdivisions without water.

Another neighbor called to tell us that the Arrowood subdivision was without water as well.

According the Bartram Park website, more than 9,700 people live in the subdivisions along Bartram Park Boulevard.

Stay with First Coast News for the latest information from JEA.


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