Broward County

Widespread Boil Water Order After Broward County Pumps Hit by Lightning

The lightning strike hit at Broward County Water & Wastewater Services' 2A water treatment plant in Pompano Beach

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Broward County's main pump station was struck by lightning Tuesday, causing water outages to thousands of households in several cities and prompting a boil water notice.

County officials said the lightning strike hit at Broward County Water & Wastewater Services' 2A water treatment plant in Pompano Beach resulted in very little to low water pressure in all of Lighthouse Point, northern portions of Pompano Beach and parts of Deerfield Beach. Some residents in Coconut Creek may also experience impacts.

Pressure has since been restored at the plant and will eventually be restored to the entire system throughout the night, county officials said.

The county issued a precautionary boil water order until further notice for residences and businesses within the cities of Lighthouse Point, Pompano Beach, Coconut Creek and Deerfield Beach that are located within the area bounded by:

  • Hillsboro Beach Boulevard to the north
  • NW 16th Street to the south
  • the Intracoastal Waterway to the east
  • the Florida Turnpike to the west
  • as well as the area bounded by NW 77th Court to the north
  • NW 73rd Street to the south
  • Lyons Road to the east
  • North State Road 7 to the west

Residents are advised to boil all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative, bottled water may be used.

This is a developing story. Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

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