Boil water notice issued for portions of Wewahitchka

UPDATE: This notice was ricsinded on July 13 at 1:40 p.m..

A precautionary boil water notice has been issued by the City of Wewahitchka for businesses and residences on Highway 71 between Reid Avenue and Jehu Road due to scheduled maintenance.

It is advised that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes be boiled before use or consumption. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative, bottled water may be used.



This precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect until the problem has been corrected and a bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink.

The City of Wewahitchka can be reached at 850‐639‐2605. 

This report will be updated if more information becomes available.



Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper NonDoc.com during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

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