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Precautionary Boil Water Notice Lifted

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Boil Water Advisory  (Source: CBS4)

Boil Water Advisory (Source: CBS4)

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HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – The precautionary boil water notice, issued Wednesday by the City of Hollywood, has been cancelled as of Saturday afternoon.

After a bacteriological testing of the water, results show that the water is safe for drinking as well as cooking with.

The advisory was issued after a sample from the South Broward Regional Well Field tested positive for E. coli.

The City of Hollywood receives a portion of its water from this well field so the boil water notice is for all customers served by its public utilities system. This notice also impacts the cities of Davie, Dania Beach and Hallandale Beach, the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and sections of Broward County.

The boil water notice did not affect residents within City of Miramar’s Utilities Service Area.  It only affected the area serviced by Broward County that is bounded by Pembroke Road to the north, SR7 (441) to the east, SW 25 Street to the south, and Turnpike to the west.

Hollywood officials said all water received from the South Broward Regional Well Field undergoes disinfection and treatment before being distributed through their water system. Samples tested at the city’s water treatment plant have not shown any contamination.

Broward Health Emergency Medicine Director Dr. Nabil El Sanadi said the concern is for people who have weakened immune systems.  He says while this type of E. coli is not usually fatal, it can make someone very uncomfortable.

The affected Broward County well was disconnected from the system, but to meet regulatory requirements all of the impacted utility systems continued to sample and have two days of consecutive satisfactory results for the Boil Water Notice to be lifted.

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