Water Boil Order Lifted for Broward County

Broward County officials say it is safe to drink water

The boil water advisory has been lifted in Broward, according to a county news release.

It is now safe to drink water in Davie, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Pembroke Park, West Park, parts of Dania Beach, Florida Power and Light and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

"Consecutive day bacteriological sampling, following a detection of E. coli bacteria in one well in the South Regional wellfield, has resulted in a determination that potable water is safe for drinking," the news release said.

The boil water notice was cancelled Saturday at 12:55 p.m. for City of Hollywood water utility customers.

"All bacteriological testing has come out negative for E-coli," said Hollywood spokeswoman Raelin Storey. "We are fine."

Hallandale Beach also cancelled its boil water order earlier on Saturday after the Broward Health District cleared multiple water sources for contamination, city officials said.

The precautionary water boil order was issued Wednesday after a well operated by Broward County Water and Wastewater Services tested positive for the bacteria. Residents were asked to boil their water for one minute before drinking it or cooking with it.

The problem was linked to tainted water from a well at Cooper City's Brian Piccolo Park that may have been caused by animals or runoff from Friday's flash floods. Cooper City residents were not affected.

For questions, contact Broward County Water and Wastewater Services at 954-831-3250.

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