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Water main break in West Palm Beach affects Palm Beach, boil water order in effect

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Utility workers are on the scene of a water main break in West Palm Beach that affects the whole downtown area.
The break happened last night around 11 p.m. along Tamarind Ave. and 5th Street where the roads are flooded.
Customers throughout the county including on the island of Palm Beach are either experiencing low water pressure or have no water at all.
The City of West Palm Beach has issued a precautionary boil water notice after the water main break. The notice is for in the City of West Palm Beach, Town of Palm Beach, and Town of South Palm Beach.

Officials urge residents to not use tap water for the following, until the city issues a “Rescission” notice:

Drinking water for you or your pets
Brushing teeth
Making Ice (shut off the ice maker in your refrigerator)
Washing dishes.
The city says the water is safe to use for bathing, showering, and washing clothes.

West Palm Beach has temporarily switched to chlorine as its disinfectant, which if you are sensitive to the taste or odor of chlorine, keep an open container of drinking water in your refrigerator for a few hours to allow the chlorine to dissipate.