As city crews worked on emergency repairs to a 16-inch water main under the New River, Fort Lauderdale issued a boil-water order for a section of downtown Monday afternoon.
The precautionary boil-water order came about 5:30 p.m., hours after the water main break.
City officials, in consultation with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, issued the boil-water notice to properties between South Andrews Avenue and Southeast Third Avenue, from East Las Olas Boulevard to Southeast Sixth Street. The notice will remain in effect until bacteriological surveys show the water is safe to drink, city spokesman Chaz Adams said.
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