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Crews working to repair latest water main break in Fort Lauderdale

Boil water notice put into effect for affected areas

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Emergency repair work is underway in Fort Lauderdale as another water main break has occurred.

Divers were in the process of mobilizing Saturday afternoon, preparing to go into the water in the south fork of the New River to investigate a submerged 16-inch pipe in the vicinity of Southwest 7th Street.

Service interruptions have been reported by residents in the River Reach Condominiums as well as some living on Coconut Drive and in parts of the Riverside Park neighborhood.

Workers are also working valves in the area as an attempt to isolate the break.

Residents in the Tarpon River and Riverside Park neighborhoods may deal with low pressure and service interruptions as a result of the break.

Additionally, a boil waiter notice has been issued for residents in the area around the break, which can be seen highlighted on the map below.

A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for the highlighted areas on this map, provided by the City of Fort Lauderdale.
A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for the highlighted areas on this map, provided by the City of Fort Lauderdale. (WPLG)

Residents in the area are advised to boil any water used for cooking, drinking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes.

A rolling boil of one minute is recommended.

Once repair are completed, the boil water notice will remain in effect until two consecutive days of passing test results.

This is the latest in a slew of water main breaks and sewage leaks to plague Fort Lauderdale residents in just the past few months.


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