Boil Water Alert Issued for South Broward After E. Coli Detected in County Well UPDATED
The Broward County Health District has issued an emergency boil water alert for Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Pembroke Park, West Park, and Dania Beach after E. coli bacteria was detected in a Broward County well.
So, if you live in South Broward, you're gonna want to adhere to the alert, because there might be poop in the water.
UPDATE: The Sun-Sentinel says that more areas have been added to the boil water alert:
The boil water alert is in effect until at least Friday in Dania Beach, Hollywood, Hallandale Beach, as well as parts of Davie, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Pembroke Park, West Park and unincorporated Broward. The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport also was affected.
Officials say you should boil water for at least one minute before drinking it or using it to cook.
The Broward County Health District says the boil water alert will remain in effect until a bacteriological survey shows that the water is once again safe for consumption.
The Escherichia coli (or E.Coli) is a bacterium commonly found in the lower intestine and can cause serious food poisoning when consumed.
That's why boiling your water is essential if you live in Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Pembroke Park, West Park, or Dania Beach.
We'll update this post with new info as we get it. We'll also post an all-clear once the county has given it.