Broward municipalities issue boil water notices as Irma tears through Florida

Below is information on boil water notices and related alerts for Central Florida residents. Only boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation. Water is safe for bathing, laundry and other non-consumptive uses.

According to officials, Hollywood’s water treatment plant experienced a significant drop in pressure, an indication of a water main rupture.

The boil-water advisory affects people who both get their water bills from Broward County’s Water and Wastewater Services and live in Hallandale Beach, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, West Park or Dania Beach.

As soon as conditions will allow, crews will work to isolate the damaged line and begin the repairs.

Breaks in the water distribution system prompted the boil water notice in Naples. County officials said that residents are safe to shower under unboiled water but should keep the water away from their eyes and mouth. They added that if power is unavailable, residents can disinfect tap water by adding eight drops of unscented household bleach to each gallon of water and leaving it to stand for 30 minutes; 16 drops should be added to cloudy water.

The city recommends that residents bring all water to a boil and let it continue boiling for one minute before using it.

This “Precautionary Boil Water Notice” will remain in effect for a minimum of 2 days until the problem has been resolved, and a bacteriological survey indicates the water is safe to drink.

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