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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A water main break has forced a precautionary boil water notice to be issued for North Miami residents.

The order is in effect for residents living in the area around 131/132 NW 5th Avenue.

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Officials said the water main break happened on 133rd NW 5th Avenue.

Under a precautionary boil water notice, the Florida Department of Health recommends the following methods of disinfecting water:
— Bringing the water to a rolling boil and holding it there for one (1) minute

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— If you cannot boil water, you should put eight (8) drops of unscented household bleach which is about 1/8 teaspoon, into one (1) gallon of tap water, then shake it and allow it to stand 30 minutes before drinking. If the water is cloudy, use sixteen (16) drops (about ¼ teaspoon), shake it and let stand for 30 minutes before drinking. There should be a slight chlorine odor.

— Using water purification tablets or iodine (sold at many sports or camping stores).
— Consumption includes brushing teeth, washing fruits and vegetables and homemade ice.

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The precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect while tests are conducted on water samples by North Miami Water Utility, in collaboration with Miami-Dade County Health Department. Team