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Here’s what needs to happen for the Fort Lauderdale boil-water advisory to be lifted

Martin Vassolo, Miami Herald on July 20, 2019

The boil-water advisory that has been in effect for Fort Lauderdale and surrounding cities for the past two days won’t be lifted until Sunday at the earliest — and that’s only if the results from microbiological sampling over the weekend turn up clean.

The boil-water notice, which resulted from a water-main burst in Fort Lauderdale, has been active for more than 220,000 residents of the city and neighboring areas that receive their water from Fort Lauderdale. Damage to the water pipe caused a water outage on Thursday.

The advisory covers Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Oakland Park, Port Everglades Authority, Village of Sea Ranch Lakes, Wilton Manors and sections of Davie and Tamarac east of U.S. Highway 441.

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