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Sampling and sign posting area reduced for no contact with water precautionary advisory for Opa-locka canal area

MIAMI (December 20, 2015)

The boundaries and sampling area for a precautionary advisory to avoid contact with  water in the canal adjacent to the pump station located at 12700 NW 30th Avenue has been reduced as a result of clean test results.

The advisory remains in effect for the area of Northwest 127th to 119th streets between Northwest 32nd to 22nd avenues. Signs remain posted in these areas.

The precautionary advisory was the result of a sewer discharge at the pump station on Dec. 11th. Approximately, two million gallons of wastewater discharged into the canal adjacent to the pump station located in Opa-locka.

The pump station discharge has not impacted sewer service to any residents in Miami-Dade County.

 The Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources staff continues to test the affected waters and the advisory continues for the remaining area until test results are clear.

The sewer discharge was due to the increased water table levels caused by the unseasonably high rain events that recently occurred.