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Fort Lauderdale Neighborhood’s Water Still Not Safe To Drink

City of Fort Lauderdale
A worn pipe broke on Las Olas Boulevard east of downtown Thursday, which has led to at least six days of a precautionary boil water order for nearby residents.

It has been four days since residents in the Las Olas Isles area of Fort Lauderdale have been able to drink water from their taps without boiling it first — and it’ll be at least two days more before that changes.

The city extended the boil-water order until at least late Wednesday after the system failed to pass bacteriological tests. Tests must come back clean two consecutive days before the order can be lifted.

It first went into effect Thursday, coming just days after a citywide boil-water order caused when a Florida Power & Light contractor drilled into a main water line at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. That line fed the city’s aging Five Ash water treatment plant.

Read more at the Sun Sentinel.

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