City workers repairing small water main break on Belle Isle
Miami Beach public works crews continue to try and restore water service to Belle Isle on Sunday.
In an update from the city at 11:37 a.m., spokeswoman Nannette Rodriguez said “crews continue to work on repairs to the water break on Belle Isle… Water service has been shut off to all customers on the island. Service is expected to the restored by 6 p.m. today.
Residents on Belle Isle have been issued precautionary boil water advisories.”
Service to Rivo Alto was restored about 6:30 a.m. Sunday.
Some Belle Isle residents reported having water service briefly — between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, long enough to shower and flush toilets. But it was gone soon after.
Cleaning up after the 20-inch main break at Purdy and Venetian Way.
For now, the tap is dry and the boil water order will be in effect once water returns.
In several buildings, residents are being advised to turn off their air conditioning because the building cooling towers must be shut down due to the lack of water.
There also is a boil water advisory for six buildings in the Sunset Harbour/Alton Road corridor, in addition to all of the condo towers on Belle Isle and single-family homes on Rivo Alto.
The water problem started with a main break at Sunset Harbour on Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon, a small main ruptured on Rivo Alto. Later Saturday evening, a small main burst on Belle Isle, and another section of water main — a large one — failed Maurice Gibb Park in Sunset Harbour.
Here is the latest news release from the city of Miami Beach:
Miami Beach Water Break Update
Sunday, August 26, 10:00 a.m.
Currently, crews are still working on making repairs on the 8-inch water line on Belle Isle.
At 3:30 a.m., the Purdy Avenue 20-inch water main break was fixed and back in service (a 2-inch hole and crack was found).
At 6:30 a.m., Rivo Alto 6-inch water line leak was repaired.
Street restoration in the work areas is scheduled after the storm clears on Monday.
There are no mandatory boil water advisories, only the precautionary advisory issued yesterday to the following addresses: 1701 Purdy Avenue, 1771 West Avenue, 1333 Dade Blvd, 1800 Alton Rd, 1828 Alton Road, 1840 Alton Road and 1850 Alton Road.
Public works crews in Sunset Harbour
We’ll post more updates as we get them.