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Another Water Main Break, Another Boil Order In Fort Lauderdale

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City of Fort Lauderdale
A water main break in Rio Vista forced city officials to send out a boil water order to nearby properties on Sunday, the fourth in just two weeks.

A water main break in Rio Vista forced city officials to send out a boil-water order to nearby properties on Sunday — one of four issued in neighborhoods around Fort Lauderdale in less than two weeks.

Fort Lauderdale plans to spend $600 million over the next five years fixing and replacing the city’s underground network of aging water and sewer pipes. The total tally will come to at least $1.4 billion over the next 20 years, experts say.

On Sunday, crews were making emergency repairs to an 8-inch water pipe at 811 Cordova Road after back-to-back breaks in other parts of the city.

Read more at the Sun Sentinel.