City of Pembroke Pines
Debris Removal and Public Water Updates
Pembroke Pines, FL… September 12, 2017… The City of Pembroke Pines is assessing and beginning the lengthy process of Hurricane Irma clearing. Pembroke Pines advises residents and business owners to monitor the City of Pembroke Pines updates via Pembroke Pines Social Media, Television, Radio and Website. Please continue to call 911 if in need of emergency services.
Hurricane Debris Removal – The City of Pembroke Pines has contracted with a private debris removal company to assist with hurricane recovery. When removing residential debris, FEMA requires that residents separate storm hurricane debris from vegetative storm debris (trees, branches etc.), placing them in separate piles, as they are taken to different sites. Regular trash should be placed in their proper containers and will be picked-up per their regular schedule beginning today. Recycling has been suspended until Monday, September 18, 2017.
Public Water Update – Due to the impact of Hurricane Irma, three new well pumps were assumed struck by lightning. As a result of low water pressure, the plant was shut down. In addition to the well-pumps being inoperable, several water main line breaks contributed to the inability to provide sufficient water supply. 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.
Emergency efforts and new pumps put the wells back on line as of 2:30 a.m. this morning, Tuesday, September 12th. The water plant is now activated and water service has been restored.
A mandatory boil water notice is still in effect until further advised.
As a precaution, we advise that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth or washing dishes be boiled. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative, bottled water may be used.
We thank you for your patience.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, YOU MAY CONTACT THE CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES AT 954-392-9443
Pembroke Pines Updates via Social Media
For the City of Pembroke Pines, Hurricane Irma related updates please monitor Pembroke Pines Media via:
City Website - www.ppines.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/cityofpembrokepines
Pines Media - Channel 78
Twitter - @CITY_PPines
Valerie L. Moran, Publicist Pembroke Pines Media
C: 954.392.9494 / E: VLMoran@ppines.com