Boil Water Order–parts of western Deerfield Beach

Posted on 18 December 2018 by JLusk

The City is issuing a Precautionary Boil Water Alert to about 2800 residents who live in certain western portions of Deerfield Beach.  On Dec. 18, 2018, a 12-inch pipe located behind the Shoppes at Deerfield Mall (3668 W. Hillsboro Blvd) burst. The water main break caused the pressure in the pipe to drop below 20 psi, which requires a precautionary boil water alert to those consumers who are in the affected areas.

The areas affected are Quiet Waters Elementary School, the Shoppes at Deerfield Mall, and the Deer Creek neighborhood, north of Hillsboro Boulevard between Powerline Road and Military Trail. All other portions of the city are NOT affected.

As a precaution, we advise that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes should be boiled. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient, as an alternative, bottled water may be used.

In an abundance of caution, the City of Deerfield Beach is collecting additional water samples to rule out any contamination. This sampling began on Dec. 18, and will continue for at least two days to ensure the safety of the drinking water supplied to our residents, schools, and businesses.

This “PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE” will remain in effect until a bacteriological survey confirms that the water is safe to drink. The city will issue an updated message as to when the order has been lifted. You can also check the city website, Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor social media platforms for updates.

https://www.facebook.com/CityOfDeerfieldBeachFloridaMunicipalGovernment/

https://twitter.com/DFB_City

https://nextdoor.com/city/feed/

https://dfb.city

Should you need additional information, please contact the City of Deerfield Beach Water Department at 954-480-4370. You are also encouraged to visit the city website and click “City News” for the latest information and a map of the affected area.

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