Duval and St. Johns Face Boil Water Notice After Water Main Break

A water main break in the St. Johns County is causing water access issues for customers, according to JEA. The affected area includes the Philips Highway corridor south to the Nocatee communities. JEA crews are working on repairing the main as quickly and safely as possible. This water main break has also impacted Atlantic Coast High School. The school’s principal, Dr. Michael George, sent a letter to parents notifying them that the water has been cut off on campus due to the break. The surrounding communities are also experiencing water outages. The school is coordinating with district leadership and JEA to determine the cause of the break and the estimated time for restoration. Although the restrooms and water fountains are currently closed, lunch is still being provided for students. The school will provide an update within the next 30 minutes regarding the next steps. An updated message later informed families that emergency water access was restored to a portion of the building. As a designated hurricane shelter site, the district plumbing staff was able to turn on emergency water access. Lunches will continue as scheduled, and students will be directed to use the restrooms in the gym. The school day will proceed as usual, regardless of JEA’s timetable for water restoration.

Reference: Action News Jax