Water main rupture floods Doral street
A full day after an important water pipe was accidentally broken in Doral, service has been returned to most customers, but the county's largest detention center will likely remain without flowing water until Wednesday morning.
In the meantime, the county provided Metro West Detention Center a tank of water for showers and flushing toilets, said county spokesperson Jennifer Messemer-Skold. Inmates and staff were also given bottled water to drink.
Doral police tweeted that Northwest 41st Street will reopen to traffic on Monday.
All users in the area of the water main break should boil their water for a full minute before drinking it until further notice. Tap water is fine for showering or other household needs.
The affected areas include: the north side of Northwest 34th Street to the south side of Northwest 41st Street between the west side of Northwest 107th Avenue to the east side of Northwest 136th Place. Also, the north side of Northwest 41st Street to the south side of Northwest 42nd Street between the west side of Northwest 107th Avenue to east side of Northwest 109th Avenue.
Residents outside the boundaries may discover cloudy or discolored water coming from their taps. That's normal, the county said. Just let the water run a few minutes to clear the sediment and the water is safe to drink.
The break forced Miami Dade College to move classes out of its West Campus in Doral for the day, but officials said the school expects to resume a normal schedule on Thursday.
Once the county's water and sewer department tests the water and finds it safe to drink an "all clear" notice will be given to drink tap water again.