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Posted on September 29, 2017
Boil Water Notice for the City of Hollywood and Broward County
The City of Hollywood and Broward County have issued boil water order notices for residents receiving water from the City of Hollywood and Broward County Utilities starting today, Friday, September 29, 2017. If you receive a water bill from the City of Hollywood or Broward County, this notice affects you (see attached maps).
The City of Hollywood issued a precautionary boil water order and Broward County issued a mandatory boil water order. As a result, the City and the County are advising all residents to boil their water for drinking purposes until further notice. Residents should not use the water without boiling it first, as boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. Bring all water to a boil and let it continue boiling for one minute. If you are unable to boil your water, tap water can be disinfected by adding 8 drops of unscented household bleach (4 – 6 % active ingredients) to each gallon of water, then mixing the water and allowing it to stand for a minimum period of 30 minutes. As an alternative, bottled water can be used. Note: Cloudy water requires 16 drops of bleach and a 30 minute contact time.
Only boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation. Again, a boil water order is in effect for the City of Hollywood and Broward County Utilities service areas.The County and City will advise when the order has been lifted.