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Water Service Fully Restored to Broward Residents After Water Main Break

Crews redirected the flow of water around the damaged pipe

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    The water main break occurred at around 8 p.m. Saturday and is located at 38th Street between 5th and 6th Aves. (Published Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011)

    Water was fully restored on Sunday to Broward residents whose service had been suddenly cut off  because of a water main break.

    A 42-inch water main break was on NE 38th Street between 5th and 6th Aves. Water came flooding out of the pipe around 8 p.m. Initially, officials didn't know the full extent of the damage or of which areas were without water.

    Chaz Adams, Fort Lauderdale spokesman, said hundreds of thousands of people had been affected by the water main break.

    "The crews redirected the flow of water around the damaged pipe. The pipe is not an issue anymore," Adams said Sunday.

    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," said resident Brian Jamison.
    Officials said water service had been restored to residents in Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Port Everglades Authority, Village of Sea Ranch Lakes, Oakland Park, Wilton Manors and sections of Davie and Tamarac. A boil water notice for all these areas remains in effect until further notice. 

    "All water used for drinking, brushing teeth, cooking or other consumption should be brought to a rapid boil for at least one minute," a city of Fort Lauderdale statement said.

    Adams said officials test the water every day, and it takes 24 hours to get the results, so when the water comes back as being safe, the advisory will be lifted.