Boil Water Order Issued For Section Of Ft. Lauderdale

Boil-water advisories have been listed for neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale and in Pembroke Pines.

Residents along Fiesta Way (Northeast 20th Avenue) from Las Olas Boulevard to the Rio Barcelona Canal in Fort Lauderdale no longer have to abide by a boil-water order, city officials said.

The precautionary measure was lifted about noon Sunday. It had gone into effect Aug. 28 after contractors accidentally broke a water line.

"The line was repaired and the water was tested," Matt Little, a city spokesman, said Sunday. "Test results show the water is safe for drinking and all other uses."

Approximately 108 households were affected, Little said.

The contractor, MCM, was working on Fiesta Way Isle Bridge, a Florida Department of Transportation bridge replacement project, city officials said. The contractor hit the water pipe while digging with a backhoe, causing the main to leak.

The repair cost, which is expected to be less than $1,000, will be billed to the contractor, city officials said.

For more information, residents can call the City of Fort Lauderdale's 24-hour customer service center at 954-828-8000.

Meanwhile, a boil-water order effecting Pembroke Pines water utility customers west of Interstate 75 was lifted Sunday afternoon, Pines police said. 

Testing showed the water is safe to drink.

The boil-water order for the area of I-75 west to U.S. 27 was issued Thursday after following a water line break.