Precautionary water advisory lifted for parts of Fort Lauderdale

Drinking water not affected by advisory


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A precautionary advisory to avoid water-related recreational activities has been lifted for parts of Lauderdale, the city reports.

 The advisory was originally placed after two sewer lines broke Thursday in Fort Lauderdale, one in the area of 1101 Bayview Drive in George English Park and another at Southeast 10th Avenue and Southeast Second Street.

After tests came back satisfactory, Fort Lauderdale and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection made the decision to lift the precautionary advisory for some areas. However, the advisory still stands in the area of George English Lake, 1101 Bayview Drive, and at Himmarshee Canal from the New River to U.S. 1.

Both waterways will remain closed until further notice.

Public boat launches at Cox's Landing,  the15th Street Boat Ramp at 1784 SE 15 St., Cooley's Landing at 450 SW 7th Ave. and Riverland Woods Park at 3950 Riverland Road have also been reopened.

Drinking water has not been impacted by this advisory.

For more information contact the City of Fort Lauderdale 24-hour Customer Service Center at 954-828-8000 or visit nwww.fortlauderdale.gov/lauderserv.