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Precautionary Boil Water Notice Issued For Parts Of Broward County

Officials said people shouldn't drink the water without boiling it first

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    Precautionary Boil Water Notice Issued For Parts Of Broward County
    Tim Graham
    The precautionary boil water notice was issued Friday.

    A precautionary boil water notice remained for parts of Broward County after a potable raw water well tested positive for a fecal indicator, officials said.

    On Saturday, Deerfield Beach officials those that receive water from the City of Deerfield Beach are not under the advisory. They said only consumers serviced by Broward County Water are under a boil water alert.

    The water plant, which serves Broward County Water and Wastewater Services in Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Lighthouse Point and Coconut Creek detected the fecal indicator, which are microbes that indicate the water could have human or animal waste.

    The well is no longer in service. Officials said additional samples will be taken from the well on Saturday and Sunday and the boil water notice will probably be rescinded on Monday.

    Officials said people shouldn't drink the water without boiling it first. It must come to a rolling boil and be boiled for one minute.

    People with severely compromised immune systems, infants or the elderly may be at more of a risk and should consult medical professionals.

    Call 1-800-426-4791 for the EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline.

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