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Precautionary advisory for Jungle Island beach and surrounding area now lifted

MIAMI (July 08, 2016)

Based on water quality results, the precautionary swimming and recreational water activities advisory originally issued on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 for the beach area at Jungle Island and surrounding areas is now lifted.

The swimming advisory for the beaches along the Rickenbacker causeway including Hobie/Windsurfer, Marine Stadium and Mast Academy was lifted yesterday, July 7, 2016.

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County (DOH) and the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER), Division of Environmental Resources Management (DERM) have completed all the testing of the affected waters and have received satisfactory results.

The precautionary swimming advisory was due to an overflow of wastewater from a pipe adjacent to the American Airlines Arena that caused wastewater release into the surrounding surface waters on Monday, July 4, 2016. The wastewater discharge was stopped that evening and advisory signs were 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.