Davie & Margate affected by Ft Lauderdale Water Main Break

Inside a giant pipe, facing the ocean

Water is flowing again in Fort Lauderdale. However, residents in the following areas are still advised to boil water:

  • Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
  • Oakland Park
  • Port Everglades
  • Sea Ranch Lakes
  • Wilton Manors
  • Portions of Davie
  • Portions of Tamarac

The water disruption was caused by the collapse of a 42 inch supply line to Fort Lauderdale’s main plant. Engineers and construction workers were able to patch the pipe late Thursday afternoon and turn residents’ taps back on.

The county has begun distribution of free bottled water to residents. They can be picked up at the following locations:

  • Beach Community Center 3351 NE 33rd Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 
  • Mills Pond Park 2201 NW 9th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
  • Riverland Park 950 SW 27th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312