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Boil Water Advisory Lifted in Fort Lauderdale, Broward

New lab results confirmed that its "water meets all primary drinking water standards."

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    More than 200,000 people living in and around Oakland Park lost water for a time, though the all-clear was given Monday. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011)

    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.

    "The crews redirected the flow of water around the damaged pipe. The pipe is not an issue anymore," said Chaz Adams, a Fort Lauderdale spokesman.
    Residents had been very upset the water main break changed their Christmas Eve plans.
    "People were on their way to my house them. I called them. We don't have water. It's supposed to be a festive time so I'm upset right now," resident Brian Jamison said.

    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.

    The city of Fort Lauderdale encouraged residents and businesses on Monday to sign up for CodeRED, a phone service that allows it send messages to registered phone numbers during emergencies, and City News Alerts, which performs a similar function via email.
    For more information and to sign up, visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/code_red.htm.
    Residents can also call the city at 954-828-8000 or log onto its website.

    Advisory Lifted for Broward Drinking Water

    [MI] Advisory Lifted for Broward Drinking Water
    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."
    (Published Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011)