BROWARD (CBSMiami) – Parts of northeast Broward remain under a boil water order after lightning struck one of the county’s water treatment plants on Tuesday night.
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 in all of Lighthouse Point, northern portions of Pompano Beach and parts of Deerfield Beach.READ MORE: Johnson & Johnson Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Joining In The Fight Against Global Pandemic
Pressure has since been restored but a boil water order will remain in effect until bacteriological surveys show the water is safe to drink.
The boil water notice affects approximately 140,000 Broward County residents located in Lighthouse Point, portions of Deerfield Beach, portions of Pompano Beach, and parts of Coconut Creek.
The boundaries are: 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.READ MORE: South Florida House Republicans Vote Against President Biden's $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Relief Package
City of Coconut Creek residents should contact the City to see if they are affected.
A repair at the Treatment Plant is underway. As a result, low water pressure may affect the quality of drinking water.
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.MORE NEWS: Trump A Dominant Force At Conservative Conference In Orlando
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.