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BROWARD (CBSMiami) –  Parts of northeast Broward are under a boil water order after a lightning strike hit one of the county’s water treatment plants.

In a release from the county, the lightning strike impacted the capabilities of the 2A pumping station in Pompano Beach, which resulted in very little to low water pressure.

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A boil water advisory is in effect for:

“For residences and businesses within the cities of Lighthouse Point, Pompano Beach, Coconut Creek and Deerfield Beach that are located within the area bounded by: Hillsboro Beach Boulevard to the north; NW 16th Street to the south; the Intracoastal Waterway to the east; and the Florida Turnpike to the west; as well as the area bounded by NW 77th Court to the north; NW 73rd Street to the south; Lyons Road to the east; and North State Road 7 to the west.”

The boundaries of the affected areas. (Source: Broward County)

The county added that if pressure continues to remain low, residents of Coconut Creek may also experience impacts.

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That said, residents in Coconut Creek south of Copans Road are not affected.

While pressure has since been restored at the plant, the county said it will take a few hours before the entire system is restored.

Boil all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative, bottled water may be used.

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If you have any questions, you can contact the county’s customer service department at (954) 831-3250 between the hours of 8:30 A.M and 4:45 P.M. Team