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Precautionary advisory for Rickenbacker beaches lifted Partial advisory area still remains in effect

MIAMI (July 07, 2016)

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County and the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources collected samples for water quality testing within the advisory area.  As a result of two consecutive days of good results at the beaches along the Rickenbacker Causeway, the advisory is now lifted for the beaches including Hobie/Windsurfer, Marine Stadium and MAST Academy.

The advisory for the areas around Jungle Island remains in effect. The public advisory warns to refrain from swimming and from recreational water activities within the areas noted on the attached map.

On Monday, July 4, 2016, an overflow of wastewater from a pipe adjacent to the American Airlines Arena caused a wastewater release into the surrounding surface waters. The wastewater discharge was stopped that evening. Advisory signs remain posted in the affected areas.

It is the priority of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department to provide safe, reliable service to its customers. For additional information about Department services and programs, visit the WASD website.