HIALEAH (CBS4) – A precautionary boil water order has been issued for parts of Hialeah after a contractor punctured a 54-inch water main.

It happened on Red Road and West 60th Street in Hialeah. Water service was shut down to the area to make repairs but has since been restored.

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Even though water service is back, the boil water order remains in effect for these areas: West 84th Street (also known as Northwest 138th Street) to the North, Okeechobee Road to the South, from Red Road to West 36th Avenue (also known as Northwest 97th Avenue).

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The boil water order means all water used for drinking or cooking purposes should be boiled until further notice prior to consumption. Water should be brought to a full rolling boil for at least one minute. There is no problem with using the water for bathing and other household needs.

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department will be sampling the water. Once all tests are cleared, the boil water restrictions will be lifted.

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For more information, call the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department’s Communications Center at (305) 274-9272, 24 hours a day.