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Sewer spill results in No Contact with Water for Biscayne Canal, Intracoastal area

MIAMI (June 20, 2017)

A precautionary advisory to avoid recreational water activities including swimming has been issued as a result of a 63-inch sewer line break at 840 NW 155 Ln. The waste water entered into the Biscayne Canal, which flowed into the Intracoastal.
 
This public advisory is to not have contact with water within Biscayne Canal / C-8  from 27th Avenue to the Bay and the Biscayne Bay West of the Intracoastal Waterway from Broad Causeway to 79th Street Causeway including Pelican Harbor Marina, as well as the Biscayne Aquatic Park. Signs have been posted along the affected areas.
 
The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County and the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources are testing the impacted waters. The advisory remains in effect until two consecutive days of clear testing occur.
 
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 department’s website.