MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A boil water notice for residences and businesses who get their water from Hallandale Beach.
The city issued the alert after a pipe burst at their water plant at 630 NW 2nd Street. This burst resulted in reduced water pressure city-wide which triggered notice as a precautionary measure. The gushing water flooded streets around the treatment plant.
“I went to go wash my hands and there was no water running for like two hours or something like that,” said Sebastian Baca who works near the water plant.
Then suddenly it began running again after the city piped in water from North Miami Beach.
“My kids noticed it. ‘Mom, the water’s coming out yellow.’ It was darker than that, but they were like, it’s coming out yellow mom. I’m like, oh we have to buy water,” said Joann Bonet who home schools her three children.
During study time, they noticed discolored water when they turned on the tap. Bonet headed to the store to buy bottled water.
“I don’t want them to get sick or anything, so I’m just going to go out and buy water and then showering, washing hands and stuff,” she said.
For now, there is a precautionary boil water alert citywide. City officials say if you notice the water is discolored let it run for a little while.
“Flush your water for several minutes before you put your water in a pot to boil. That would remove any sediment and make sure it’s the good water that you’re boiling instead of stuff with sediment in it,” said Hallandale Beach spokeswoman Alyssa Jones-Wood.
All city water users should boil all water for drinking, food preparation, dishwashing and teeth brushing for at least a minute before use. If you are not using a filter on your faucet, flush your water for at least 7 minutes before collecting any to boil.
Or use bottled water.
The city did not say how long the notice will remain in effect.