A precautionary boil water notice has been issued by the city of West Palm Beach after a water main break that happened around 11 p.m. Thursday near Tamarind Ave.
This affects residents and businesses not only in the city of West Palm Beach, but also the towns of Palm Beach and South Palm Beach. The city provides water to all three municipalities.
According to the alert, do not use tap water for the following things until the city issues a "rescission" notice:
- Drinking water for you or your pets
- Brushing teeth
- Making Ice (shut off the ice maker in your refrigerator)
- Washing dishes.
The water is safe to use for bathing, showering and washing clothes.
While the city is not giving an expiration date for the boil water order, it notes that the notice will remain in effect until the problem has been corrected and a bacteriological survey reveals the water is safe to drink. This normally takes a minimum of 48 hours from the time your service was restored.
Should you need more information on this incident, please call the City of West Palm Beach Public Utilities Department at (561) 822-2210 (TTY: 800-955-8771).
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