Updated 02/06/2013 03:47 PM
Health Department Lifts Breezy Point's Boil Water Order
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The city Departments of Health and Environmental Protection announced Wednesday that most residents in the Queens neighborhood of Breezy Point no longer need to boil their tap water, more than three months after Hurricane Sandy wrecked the neighborhood.
The boil water order remains in effect for a small part of the neighborhood south of Oceanside Avenue, between Jamaica Walk and Ocean Avenue.
Breezy Point's water distribution system, which is privately run, received a lot of damage from the storm, leading city officials to issue the order.
City officials say Breezy Point's tap water now meets state drinking water standards.
They also warn residents that faucets that have not been used may leave water cloudy or discolored. In those cases, people are advised to run the faucet for several minutes until the water becomes clear.
All ice machine and beverage dispenser filters should be replaced and flushed with water for five minutes.