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.
"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.