UPDATED: 4:20 p.m.: The city of Lawtey has rescinded the boil water advisory.
Original Story: 11:13 a.m.: A precautionary boil water advisory was in effect Tuesday for the city of Lawtey in Bradford County.
The advisory was first issued Monday because of repairs to the community’s water plant.
City clerk Lisa Harley says officials are now waiting to hear back from the health department with the results of bacterial testing.
Harley advised the public to boil the water or anything that’s consumed for the next 48 hours.
“We should have our bacteria results back by [Wednesday] afternoon that everything is clear for drinking then,” said Harley. “You can still bathe, you can do anything except for anything that’s consumed. If you’re cooking, you need to have it at a rolling boil for one minute.”
People will be told when the water is once again safe to drink. In the meantime, people are advised to use bottled water for drinking.