North Miami, FL – April 13, 2022
A precautionary boil water notice is in effect for North Miami residents in the area around 131/132 NW 5th Avenue. Valves were used to reduce pressure at the water main break on 133rd NW 5th Avenue.
A precautionary boil water notice is standard procedure if water pressure is lost during damage or repair. In this instance, water pressure was reduced for a brief period of time and testing will be performed in the affected area.
Under a precautionary boil water notice, the Florida Department of Health recommends the following methods of disinfecting water:
- Bringing the water to a rolling boil and holding it there for one (1) minute.
- If you cannot boil water, you should put eight (8) drops of unscented household bleach which is about 1/8 teaspoon, into one (1) gallon of tap water, then shake it and allow it to stand 30 minutes before drinking. If the water is cloudy, use sixteen (16) drops (about ¼ teaspoon), shake it and let stand for 30 minutes before drinking. There should be a slight chlorine odor.
- Using water purification tablets or iodine (sold at many sports or camping stores).
Consumption includes brushing teeth, washing fruits and vegetables and homemade ice.
This precautionary boil water notice remains in effect while tests are conducted on the water samples by North Miami Water Utility, in collaboration with Miami-Dade County Health Department. The notice will be lifted after tests prove the water is safe for drinking. Visit northmiamifl.gov (homepage) for updates.