Precautionary boil water notice issued for North Miami

Notice effects residents along 135th Street, from NE 22nd Avenue east to Biscayne Bay

Published On: Mar 20 2013 05:20:06 PM EDT
NORTH MIAMI, Fla. -

The City of North Miami has issued a precautionary boil water notice Wednesday for residents along 135th Street from NE 22nd Avenue east to Biscayne Bay following a water main break earlier in the day.

According to the city, an 8-inch pipe was severed during utility work at 10:30 am Wednesday. Repairs to the damaged pipe section were completed by 3 pm on Wednesday.

The city says a precautionary boil water notice is standard procedure if water pressure is lost during damage or repair. In this instance, water pressure was lost for a brief period of time during the repair work.

Under a precautionary boil water notice, the Florida Department of Health recommends the following methods of disinfecting water:

Consumption includes brushing teeth, washing fruits and vegetables and homemade ice.

The city said this precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect while tests are conducted on the water samples by the North Miami Water Utility, in collaboration with Miami-Dade County Health Department.

The notice will be lifted after tests prove the water is safe for drinking.

For updates, visit northmiamifl.gov. Water customers in the impacted area can contact the Winson Water Plant at Sunkist Grove at 305-953-2854.