Belle Isle springs another leak; water is out….and back on

The "geyser" on Belle Isle. (photo by Fane Lozman).

The “geyser” on Belle Isle. (photo by Fane Lozman).

For the third time in the last two years, we’ve got a big water main break on Belle Isle.

This one is a geyser. At 9 Island Avenue, building management used the building communication system to tell all residents at 10:15 a.m. that the water  main on Belle Isle had ruptured, and all units would be without water for an undetermined period.

Update at 11:07 a.m.: The “geyser” has been capped and city workers are on the scene. 9 Island residents have been told to turn off their air conditioning units because the water is off.

Update at 11:30 a.m.: Water leak capped, service to be restored shortly, boil 48-hour water order expected.

12:55 p.m. update: Power service is returning, but a boil water order will be in effect for 3 Island Avenue, Island Terrace and 9 Island Avenue condos for 48 hours, according to Miami Beach spokeswoman Nannette Rodriguez.




2 responses to “Belle Isle springs another leak; water is out….and back on

  1. Pingback: Water restored, 3 Belle Isle buildings face boil water order during weekend | Belle Isle Blog

  2. Hello Venetian Island residents,

    I am an architecture student in Oxford doing a design project on your chain of islands. The aim is to address continued sea level rise. Since visiting the Venetian Islands last week I have found this excellent community blog.

    In your earlier blogs around 2010 flooding was an important issue. Now that drainage improvements have reduced flooding on the islands the topic has had much less attention. I would like to ask if the community is aware and preparing for continual sea level rise as a result of global warming? It came to my attention that there are no obvious neighbourhood amenities on the islands. Instead, shops, restaurants, fire and police stations and many other important infrastructure systems are located within Miami Beach or the city.

    With lots of disruption and reconstruction to the toll bridge on the west of the Venetian Way, being isolated from the mainlands even temporarily must be a recognisable threat. Possible sea level rise could see the Venetian Islands being cut off from both Miami City and Miami Beach.

    Therefore, would the community see a self-sustainable chain of islands, less dependant on outside amenities, as a beneficial future plan for the islands?

    This could potentially create a more resilient community against flooding.

    Please let me know what you think about this self sustaining vision for the Venetian Islands.

    Kind regards,

    Dean Lewis
    Oxford Brookes University

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