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The Force Main break occurred on Old Miramar Parkway, adjacent to the canal located at SW 132nd Avenue.
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You may reach City Manager Kathleen Woods-Richardson at 954‐602‐3123 or you may call 954‐602‐HELP (4357) for concerns or to have your private well tested throughout this process.
The canal located on SW 132nd Avenue was directly impacted and the canal on SW 130th Avenue was indirectly impacted.
The City Utilities Department notified the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) on September 11, 2017.
The Utilities Department conducted fecal testing of the canal located on SW 132nd Avenue until the fecal counts achieved less than 800 Colonies per 100 ML. The Utilities Department also conducted bacteriological testing on domestic water wells in the general area of the force main break.
The 16-inch force main located along Old Miramar Parkway transmits flow from east Miramar to west Miramar and ultimately to the Wastewater Reclamation Facility. There are numerous subdivisions that manifold into the force main.
The flow eventually goes to the Wastewater Reclamation Facility located at 13900 Pembroke Road.
Residents that wish to have their private ponds tested, can contact the City via the 602-HELP line and staff will meet the property owner and coordinate specific testing of the ponds.
With the property owner’s permission, the city will disinfect the well which will require the system to be offline for a period of 12-hours. After the 12-hour period, the line will be flushed and retested. The test will require a 24-hour period to report the results and to assure the well is disinfected and clear.
The City Utilities Department notified the property owners along the SW 132nd Avenue canal and the property owners along the SW 130th Avenue canal because they were directly impacted by the force main break.
Florida City Gas. The pipeline carries natural gas.