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Precautionary advisory for no contact with water for Opa Locka canal area now lifted

MIAMI (December 23, 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 now been lifted as a result of consecutive clean test results conducted by the Division of Regulatory and Economic Resources staff.

Signs remain posted for an area of less than 100 feet by Northwest 32nd Avenue and 127th Street that will require additional investigation including  testing because the site appears  to have pre-existing environmental conditions separate from the sewage discharge.

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