A big portion of Broward County has been positioned underneath a boil water order.
The order, which impacts Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Pointe, Deerfield Beach and elements of Coconut Creek, comes after a lightning strike hit a water treatment plant, reducing off the water to scores of houses and companies.
“We can’t cook, so pretty much if I was to run out of water in my pasta pot, no more pasta, no more dishes,” stated Anne Marie’s Pizza and Wine Co. prepare dinner Lulu Lavena.
When the water slowed to a drizzle, the dinner hour was just about over at Anne Marie’s Pizza and Wine Co. in Pompano Beach.
“And, you know, we’re in the middle of the rush. Everything’s moving. We’re making to-go orders, delivery orders. We just opened Tuesday, and we’re prepping for the grand opening on Thursday, and pretty much the water stopped working on us,” Lavena stated.
County officers stated lightning struck a water treatment plant dealing with Lighthouse Pointe and Pompano Beach, knocking off three pumps and reducing off water provides to each cities and elements of Deerfield Beach.
“I just finished a Peloton workout, so I showered in our pool in the backyard,” stated Lighthouse Pointe resident Casey.
Fortunately for Casey, the water got here on in her house moments later.
Two hours later, the water got here again on at Anne Marie’s as properly, however now a boil water order is in impact.
“[It was] super frustrating, especially when you have a dining room full of guests and you have to explain to them that the water is not working, and then they start to wonder if they have water at home working as well,” Lavena stated.
Broward County officers launched an announcement that detailed the boundaries of the order as: “For residences and businesses within the cities of Lighthouse Point, Pompano Beach, Coconut Creek and Deerfield Beach that are located within the area bounded by: Hillsboro Beach Boulevard to the north; NW 16th Street to the south; the Intracoastal Waterway to the east; and the Florida Turnpike to the west; as well as the area bounded by NW 77th Court to the north; NW 73rd Street to the south; Lyons Road to the east; and North State Road 7 to the west.”
A map detailing the boundaries could be discovered under:
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