Boil water advisory lifted for Pembroke Pines

A mandatory boil water advisory has been lifted for all residents of Pembroke Pines, city officials said.

Three new well pumps were assumed struck by lightning due to the impact of Hurricane Irma. City officials said the plant was shut down as a result of low water pressure.

In addition to the well pumps being inoperable, several water main line breaks contributed to the inability to provide sufficient water supply, city officials said.

"The cities of Cooper City, Sunrise and Miramar agreed to open the interconnect to get water back into the system, of which we are very grateful," the city of Pembroke Pines said on its website.

City officials said emergency efforts and new pumps put the wells back online as of 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12.

The water plant is now activated and water service has been restored, city officials said. Residents no longer need to boil water.

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