DEP/DOH Joint Potable Water Update: Midway Water System, Gulf Breeze, Florida

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Media Advisory: Oct. 24, 2021

CONTACT: DEP Press Office, 850-245-2112,

DEP/DOH Joint Potable Water Update:

Midway Water System, Gulf Breeze, Florida 

GULF BREEZE, Fla. – DEP is operating a bottled water distribution station to aid residents impacted by the previously issued boil water notice by the Midway Water System. This notice covered the area between 4115 Soundside Drive and 5012 Soundside Drive, including Nature's Cove and The Waters subdivisions and adjacent streets.

Hours of Operation:

Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 25, 2021 – 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 – 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Community Life Methodist Church
4115 Soundside Drive
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

Boiling water is not effective in disinfecting all bacteriological parameters and is not the most protective measure. Therefore, in an abundance of caution, residents who received the boil water notice from the Midway Water System should use an alternative water supply, such as bottled water for potable use, until testing can be done in the homes to confirm the water meets all bacteriological standards.

On Friday, in coordination with DEP, the utility expanded its sampling to include residential tap sampling. The utility and the city of Gulf Breeze have obtained samples from 44 residences and in the coming days, will continue to obtain samples from all impacted residences. Bottled water will continue to be available to affected residents until testing results confirm the water is safe to drink.

DEP launched a community webpage so residents have access to the latest information on the bottled water distribution sites, sampling data and response activities.

DEP will continue to oversee efforts by the utility to ensure that safe drinking water is restored as quickly as possible.