DATE: June 12, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Terry Karda
Broward County Water and Wastewater Services
Several cities in Broward County are under a boil water advisory after potable well 24 in the South Regional Wellfield of Broward County tested positive for E. coli. Cities included in the advisory are Dania Beach, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood and Broward County Water and Wastewater Services customers in parts of Dania Beach, Hollywood, Miramar, West Park, Pembroke Park and Pembroke Pines. This also includes the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Florida Power and Light.
Generally, a boil water order applies to water used for drinking and food preparation. Residents are safe showering under a boil water order, but should keep water out of the eyes and mouth. Florida Department of Health officials advise residents unsure of the quality of their water to take one of three recommended actions:
• Boil water before use, holding it to a rolling boil for one minute (preferred method)
• Disinfect water by adding eight drops of plain unscented household bleach per gallon of water, and let it stand for 30 minutes before drinking it. If the water remains cloudy after 30 minutes, repeat the procedure
• Use bottled water
Additional tests of the well are being conducted. Residents can call 954-831-3250 for additional information.
A map of the affected areas is and the Tier 1 Notification are attached, below.