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For Immediate Release:
January 27, 2011
Media Contact:
Jennifer L. Messemer

Precautionary boil water order issued

A Contractor broke a water main on Brickell Avenue and Southeast 12th Street. Water was shut down to the area to make the repairs. Service is expected to resume in six to eight hours. The following areas are advised to boil water until further notice: Brickell Avenue from Southeast 8th Street to 14th Street, as well as the nearby J.W. Marriot Hotel.

A PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER ORDER has been issued for the businesses and buildings that have lost water service within the boundaries noted above.

Due to the loss of pressure in the system, all water used for drinking or cooking purposes should be boiled until further notice prior to consumption. Water should be brought to a full rolling boil for at least one minute. There is no problem with using the water for bathing and other household needs.

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department will be sampling the water. Once all tests are cleared, the boil water restrictions will be lifted.

Residents can contact the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department's Communications Center at 305-274-9272, 24 hours a day.