Precautionary boil water notices issued in parts of Broward County following storm

Notices issued following interruptions caused by Hurricane Irma

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

DAVIE, Fla. - A precautionary boil water notice was issued Monday for all of Davie, Pembroke Park, West Park and Dania Beach, and a portion of Miramar.

Davie officials said in a news release that the boil water notice is in effect due to interruptions caused by Hurricane Irma.

Officials said the notice affects anyone who receives a water bill from the town of Davie.

All water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth and washing dishes should be boiled for one minute before use.

Those who are unable to boil water at this time are asked to disinfect tap water by adding eight drops of unscented household bleach to each gallon of water, the news release said. The water should then be mixed and then sat for a minimum period of 30 minutes. 

Officials said cloudy water requires 16 drops of bleach and a 30-minute contact time.

The disinfected water can then be used for bathing, laundry and irrigation.

All fixtures should be run for several minutes to clear the lines in your home, the release said.

The boil water notice will remain in effect until the bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink. 

For more information, contact the utilities department at 954-327-3742 during normal business hours or 954-327-3765 after hours.

The notice in Miramar affects those south from Southwest 25th Street, north by Pembroke Road, east by State Road 7 and west by Florida's Turnpike.

 

 

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