Hydro Tank and Ground Storage Tank Cleaning and Inspection Process.
Beginning at 8 am, Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 the Florida Governmental Utility Authority (FGUA) will clean and inspect the hydro-pneumatic and ground storage tanks responsible for regulating the water pressure throughout the Rainbow Springs community. Flushing of system distribution lines may also occur during the process.
The FGUA conducts tank cleaning and system flushing as part of its prudent utility practice. Tank cleaning removes sediments that may collect and settle in the tank over long periods of time while scheduled inspections help maintain the reliable operation of the water system. System flushing will remove any sediment from the system that may have collected in the distribution lines over time.
While every effort will be made to clean and inspect the hydro-pneumatic and ground storage tanks as quickly as possible, you may experience low water pressure throughout the inspection process. In order to avoid total loss of water service and issuance of a precautionary boil water notice, the FGUA will be connecting to a reliable water source from a neighboring community (FGUA City of Dunnellon System) during this tank inspection process. This time period will likely last up to 3 days to clear all necessary regulatory requirements.
At this time, the FGUA does not anticipate a Precautionary Boil Water Notice issuance. You do not need to boil your water or use an alternative (e.g. bottled) water supply unless directed otherwise by the FGUA.
The FGUA sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience you experience during the tank inspection and cleaning process, and greatly appreciates your patience as we perform maintenance to your water system. Please call the FGUA at 352-633-9700 with any questions.