FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2019
COUNTY CONTINUES TO MONITOR IMPACTS OF CITY WATER MAIN BREAK
The fourth location for water distribution opened today
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla - Broward County opened a distribution point for bottled water today in the Broward Municipal Services District, one of the areas impacted by Wednesday’s break in a 42-inch water main line in City of Fort Lauderdale. On Thursday afternoon, the City announced that a temporary patch to the broken water main had been implemented, and that water service had been restored to much of the City. More information about the water main break impact on Broward County.
However, Fort Lauderdale and the following cities and areas who receive water from Fort Lauderdale, are under a boil water order until further notice:
- Oakland Park
- Port Everglades
- Sea Ranch Lakes
- Wilton Manors
- Portions of Davie
- Portions of Tamarac
The County-operated Point of Distribution (POD) is open at Reverend Samuel Delevoe Park, 2520 NW Sixth Street, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. The City of Fort Lauderdale is also operating three PODS for water distribution at the following locations:
- Beach Community Center 3351 NE 33rd Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
- Mills Pond Park 2201 NW 9th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
- Riverland Park 950 SW 27th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
The Broward County Emergency Operations Center remains at a Level 3 (Monitoring and Assessment).
Residents with questions can contact the City of Fort Lauderdale’s 24-hour Neighbor Call Center at 954-828-8000, or visit fortlauderdale.gov for ongoing official City updates.
DATE: July 18, 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Margaret Stapleton, Director Office of Public Communications
EMAIL: [email protected]
Leona Henry, Intergovernmental Affairs Manager
Sussette Rodriguez, Public Relations Assistant
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