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Boil-water notice issued for portion of Delray Beach

- By Wayne K. Roustan Wayne K. Roustan can be reached at wkroustan@ sunsentine­ or 561379-6119 or on Twitter @ WayneRoust­an

DELRAY BEACH — Some residents and businesses in coastal Delray Beach are being advised to boil their water as a precaution due to a water main break caused by a Florida Power and Light contractor, city officials said.

The notice includes some neighborho­ods north of Linton Boulevard and between the Intracoast­al Waterway and State Road A1A/South Ocean Boulevard.

The affected area stretches from Bucida

Road on the north heading south to include Melaleuca Road, Carissa Road, Tamarind Road, Bauhinia Road, Azalea Road, and Hibiscus Road; and between Oleander Lane and Seasage Drive on the west to Seagate Drive on the east.

The break happened at about 6 p.m. Tuesday as a crew was working on the barrier island. The workers hit a water main line and a precaution­ary boil-water notice is in effect as a result, said Spencer Britt, assistant manager for the city’s Water Sewer Network.

City officials advise that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes be brought to a rolling boil of about one minute. Bottled water may be used as an alternativ­e.

The advisory will remain in effect until two consecutiv­e days of bacteriolo­gical tests show that the water is safe to drink.

Anyone with questions can contact the Water Sewer Network at 561-2437312.

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