Fort Lauderdale announced Monday afternoon that it has lifted a boil water advisory for all of the city's residents, and several other Broward areas, after new lab results confirmed that its "water meets all primary drinking water standards."
The boil notice was issued after a water main break on Christmas Eve on NE 38th Street between 5th and 6th Aves.
Monday's results showing that the water is of acceptable quality came from samples taken Sunday.
In a statement, Fort Lauderdale's Public Works Department said that it has lifted the boil water advisory for all Fort Lauderdale water customers, and those who use the city's water in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Port Everglades Authority, Village of Sea Ranch Lakes, Oakland Park, Wilton Manors and sections of Davie and Tamarac.
Water was fully restored on Sunday after the 42-inch water main break the day before. Water came flooding out of the pipe on NE 38th Street and hundreds of thousands of people were left without water on Christmas Eve.
Another resident who lives in the area told NBC Miami that she could get through to authorities to find out what was going on.
"There was a hotline number on the Internet, but it was busy, busy, busy," Susan Karpf said.