Boil-water order in effect for parts of Coral Springs

A boil-water notice has been issued for parts of Coral Springs after two water main breaks Monday morning.

According to the Coral Springs Improvement District, residents and businesses in these areas have been affected:

The Plaza at Coral Springs, which includes the BJ’s Wholesale Club and Outback Steakhouse plazas;

Residents along Northwest 87thAvenue in the ZIP code 33071 that are served by the Coral Springs Improvement District;

Some houses along Northwest 87th Terrace north of the Governor’s Walk subdivision to Ramblewood;

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Residents in the area of Cypress Isle, including Northwest 111th Way, Northwest 113th way, Northwest 10th Place and Northwest 10th Manor.

The district recommends all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, washing dishes or brushing teeth be boiled. A rolling boil of at least one minute prior to consuming is sufficient.

The water is safe for non-consumptive uses, according to the district. As an alternative, bottled water may be used.

The precautionary measures will remain in effect until tests show that the water is safe to drink, according to the district.

The water issues began around 4 a.m. Monday when a 10-inch water main developed a break, according to the district. Emergency crews were called to isolate and repair the leak, which had not been fixed as of Monday afternoon.

Hundreds of residents and several businesses were affected by the leak at the intersection of West Atlantic Boulevard and Riverside Drive, fire officials said.

Water flooded the grounds of a gated apartment complex near the intersection. It also closed two eastbound lanes on Atlantic Boulevard just west of Riverside Drive for most of the morning.

As crews worked to repair the first water main break, a different main was hit by a contractor doing work for Florida Power and Light, the district said. The break occurred around 11:30 p.m. at 11159 NW 10th Place in Cypress Isle.

The Coral Springs Improvement District asks anyone with questions to call utilities director David McIntosh at 954-796-6614.

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