Miami-Dade County

Thousands in northern Miami-Dade are being told to boil their water before using

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Thousands of residents in northern Miami-Dade County are being told to boil their tap water before using it after a minute-long power outage Wednesday at North Miami Beach’s Norwood Water Treatment Plant.

“Therefore, as a precaution, we advise that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes be boiled prior to usage,” the utility, NMBWater, said in a news release Wednesday afternoon.

The notice comes after “consultation with the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County,” according to the release.

NMBWater services 170,000 customers in North Miami Beach, Aventura, Sunny Isles Beach and unincorporated Northeast Miami-Dade.

For at least 48 hours, customers are being told to bring the water to a rolling boil for one minute to remove any possible contaminents.

The “Boil Water Notice” will remain in effect until the utility is given the all-clear from the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade.

To view the water service area map or for more information, visit

A hotline has been set up for information: 305-777-2525.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff

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