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

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Media Advisory: Oct. 25, 2021

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

DEP/DOH Joint Potable Water Update:

Midway Water System, Gulf Breeze, Florida 

GULF BREEZE, Fla. – Today, DEP staff joined Midway Water System (MWS) and City of Gulf Breeze staff to continue residential tap sampling in response to the Boil Water Notice issued by MWS on Oct. 18, 2021. DEP, MWS and the City of Gulf Breeze have obtained samples from 224 residences to date 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 continues to operate a bottled water distribution station to aid impacted residents. 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:

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 – 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 – 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.


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

Residents should continue to use an alternative water source until testing can be done in their homes to confirm the water meets all bacteriological standards.

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.

Residents with health-related questions or concerns should contact their physician or the Florida Department of Health - Santa Rosa County