BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – A boil water notice remains in effect for parts of Broward on Wednesday, with the county sending out a revised map of the areas affected.
Due to a lightning strike at Broward’s 2A water treatment plant, water service was impacted for several thousand homes.
According to the county, the lightning strike “impacted the capabilities of the pumping station, which resulted in very little to low water pressure in all of Lighthouse Point, northern portions of Pompano Beach and parts of Deerfield Beach.”
“Pressure has since been restored but a boil water order will remain in effect until bacteriological surveys show the water is safe to drink,” the county said, noting that the fix was made around 10 p.m. Tuesday.
A map of the affected areas can be seen below:
More details on the affected areas, from the county: “For residences and businesses within the cities of Lighthouse Point, Pompano Beach, Coconut Creek and Deerfield Beach that are located within the area bounded by: Hillsboro Beach Boulevard to the north; NW 16th Street to the south; the Intercoastal Waterway to the east; and the Florida Turnpike to the west; as well as the area bounded by NW 77th Court to the north; NW 73rd Street to the south; Lyons Road to the east; and North State Road 7 to the west, please listen to this important message regarding the quality of the drinking water in your home. City of Coconut Creek residents should contact the City to see if they are affected.”
The boil water notice is expected to be lifted within the next 48 hours.
“Low water pressure may affect the quality of drinking water,” the county said. “We advise that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes be boiled. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative, bottled water may be used.”