Public Works: Water
City of Parker, Florida Water Services Info
Monthly Water Charges:
Base rate per unit is $9.88 plus $4.95 per thousand gallons used, plus
New Service Connection Fees:
| Water tap (5/8 inch)
| Water Impact
County Impact Fee:
The County also charges an impact fee on any new service according to
the number of fixtures. You will be required to furnish a schematic to the
County showing square footage to be watered. If you have any questions,
call Bay County at 850-248-8350.
Precautionary Boil Water Notice- What
Should You Do?
If during a hurricane,
tropical storm or unforeseen emergency, our water system loses power and water
pressure, we will issue a precautionary boil water notice (PBWN) to our
Water pressure keeps
pollutants from entering the underground pipes that bring drinking water to
your house or business. When the
pressure is lost, contaminants can seep into the pipes. This might allow pathogens (disease-causing
germs) into the water that can cause illness if one drinks it or prepares food
or beverages with it. So, as a
precaution, it is important to disinfect tap water to kill any bacteria or
viruses that may have entered the water, or use an alternative source of water
Under a boil water notice,
water used for consumption can be disinfected by any one of the following
- Bringing the water to a rolling boil and holding
it there for one (1) minute, OR
- Using a disinfecting chemical. If you cannot boil
water, you should put eight (8) drops of common household bleach
(unscented) which is about 1/8th teaspoon, into one (1) gallon
of tap water, then shake it, and allow it to stand for 30 minutes before
drinking. If the water is cloudy,
use sixteen (16) drops, about 1/4 teaspoon of bleach instead of 8, shake
it, and let it stand for 30 minutes.
There should be a slight chlorine odor. Use common household bleach that has 5%
to 8% active ingredients. Use food
grade containers. OR
- Using water purification tablets or iodine that
many sports and camping stores sell, and follow their directions.
You can also buy commercial bottled water for
consumption and food preparation as an alternative.
Consumption includes brushing
teeth, washing fruits and vegetables, and homemade ice. Tap water may be used for showering, baths,
shaving and washing, so long as care is taken not to swallow or allow water in
eyes or nose or mouth. Children and
disabled individuals should have their bath supervised to ensure water is not
ingested. The time spent bathing should be minimized. Though the risk of illness is minimal,
individuals who have recent surgical wounds, are immunosuppressed, or have a
chronic illness may want to consider using bottled or boiled water (that has
cooled) for cleansing until the notice is lifted.
non-residential sites should take steps such as posting notices at, or
disabling water fountains and ice machines during the PBWN. If you provide water to visitors or
employees, use commercially produced bottled water for drinking or beverage
preparation (coffee). Food service
operations have additional requirements from their regulatory agency.
After the water system is repaired, and the pressure is restored in the pipes to your home or business, the precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect for one to several days while bacteria tests are conducted to assure the safety of the water. The notice will be lifted (rescinded) only after tests prove the water is safe to drink. It may be lifted in sections of the city/county as those areas’ pipes are cleared and the water deemed safe to drink. The media will be provided information updates and you should listen for this important information on the radio, television, or other media sources. Flush your taps and dispose of ice made during the PBWN.
The employees of City of Parker,
your public water system, take great care in assuring that your water is safe
to drink, and we appreciate your cooperation with the precautionary boil water
notice to protect public health during this difficult time. Please call us at 850-871-4283 if you have
questions or concerns.
Boil Water Info pdf
Tips to Prevent Water Leaks
Check your toilet tank for leaks at least twice a year.
Turn the water off; don't let it run when you wash,
brush your teeth, shave or wash your cars.
Take shorter showers or a bath.
Run full loads of dishes and clothes.
Be smart, fix leaks
CCR 2018 Report.pdf