COVID-19 Update: Miami-Dade and Broward To Begin Reopening on May 18, Flush Water Pipes Before Reopening
Post Date:05/14/2020 6:25 PM
Some Businesses in Miami-Dade and Broward County May Begin Reopening May 18
In a joint press conference with Miami-Dade and Broward County Mayors, Governor Ron DeSantis announced today that both counties will enter phase I of reopening this Monday, May 18. Many businesses will be able to open their doors to customers this Monday, however, beaches, spas, gyms, movie theaters, bars, nightclubs and a few others must continue to remain closed for now. Watch the press conference here and read the Governor's Executive Order here.
Business Owners: Flush Water Pipes Before Reopening!
Business Owners, if your business will be reopening this Monday after being closed for weeks—don't forget to flush the internal plumbing systems in your business prior to allowing access to the public.
“Stagnant or standing water can cause conditions that increase the risk for growth and spread of Legionella and other biofilm-associated bacteria,” said Water and Sewer Department's Director Kevin Lynskey. “WASD continues to operate and provide high quality drinking water to our 2.3 million customers, but our system doesn’t interact with private plumbing systems once the water has been delivered. We want to ensure the safety of your building water system and devices after a prolonged shutdown.
Flushing the water lines is an easy way to help maintain water quality by moving the stagnant water out of the pipes and bringing in fresh, high-quality water. Learn more here.