Crews were working underwater on Sunday morning in Ft. Lauderdale to make emergency repairs to a submerged 16-inch water main in the south fork of the New River.
In the meantime, a precautionary boil water notice has been issued for a portion of the neighborhood. On Sunday, some residents told NBC 6 they had been without water for hours.
The main break has been affecting the area for at least 2 days. According to the City of Fort Lauderdale, the notice has been issued for the surrounding area:
-North fork of the New River (north)
-Davie Boulevard (south)
-Tarpon River up to and including S.W. 7 Street and the south fork of the New River (east)
-S.W. 15 Avenue (west)
Once the water main is repaired, the boil water notice will remain in effect for two consecutive days.
Officials ask residents in the area to boil all water used for drinking, cooking, ice making, brushing teeth and washing dishes.