Fort Lauderdale lifts precautionary boil water notice

Water sample taken from well initially tested positive for E. coli


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The city of Fort Lauderdale lifted its precautionary boil water notice Tuesday.

Over the weekend, city officials upgraded its boil water advisory to a boil water warning after a sample from a ground water well tested positive for E. coli.

Aside from Fort Lauderdale, the warning also affected those in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Oakland Park, Wilton Manors, Sea Ranch Lakes, Davie and Tamarac.

Fort Lauderdale spokesman Matt Little said test results show that "there was never a problem with the water leaving our (the city's) water treatment facilities," and the city's water is now "safe for drinking and all other uses."

The well that initially tested positive for E. coli was taken out of service.

Anyone with information about the boil water notice is asked to call the city's customer service center at 954-828-8000.

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