January 17, 2018

Broward County, Florida Issues Boil Notice for E. coli in Water

Broward County has issued a boil water notice for its water customers, since E. coli has been found in the municipal system. The cities affected by this notice include the City of Dania Beach, the City of Hallandale Beach, the City of Hollywood, and Broward County WWS customers in service area 3A and 3BC. That affects parts of Dania Beach, Hollywood, Miramar, West Park, Pembroke Park, and Pembroke Pines including the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Do not drink the water without boiling it first. Bring all water, including the water you use to wash your hands and use in the kitchen, to a rolling boil. Let it boil for one minute, then let it cool before using it. Bottled water can be used instead of tap water if you prefer. Only use boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice, preparing food, and washing dishes until further notice.

You can see a map of the affected area at the Broward County web site. Some strains of E. coli bacteria can cause serious infections with symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, which may be bloody, and headaches. These infections are especially dangerous for the elderly, infants, young children, and people with chronic illnesses and compromised immune systems. If you experience any of these symptoms, see a health care provider immediately.

Comments

  1. david crawford says:

    can u take a shower? will that affect anything?

  2. Beverly Krakauer says:

    Can you tell us when the water is safe to drink from the faucet? Thank you.

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