The City of Hernando is issuing a boil water notice for all east of Della and Thousand Oaks.
A mechanical malfunction at a water treatment plant in Hernando caused over 4,500 people to be issued the boil water notice.
The treatment plant transformer was struck by lightning.
According to officials, the strike caused pumps to malfunction and run a water tank dry. That low pressure caused the city to issue the notice.
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The city is working to fix the leak.
FOX13 also learned the following about a local elementary school being impacted.
School officials were informed that Hernando Hills Elementary Schools may be included in the boil water alert that is affecting portions of the city of Hernando. As a result, school officials are taking precautionary measures throughout the school day.
- The water fountains were disabled before students arrived on campus, and students will receive bottled water to drink throughout the day and at lunch. Hernando Kroger generously donated over 1,700 bottled waters to the school this morning.
- Restrooms can be used as normal.
- Students will use hand sanitizer instead of water to clean their hands.
- Lunches will not be affected.
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