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Sewer spill results in No Contact with Water for Oleta River State Park, Haulover Beach and Intracoastal area

MIAMI ( February 04, 2019 )

A precautionary advisory to avoid recreational water activities including swimming, fishing and boating has been issued because of a waste water discharge Saturday. A mechanical failure at a pump station, located at 350 Sunny Isles Blvd., resulted in 720,000 gallons of waste water discharging into a storm drain that led to the water way.

Signage has been posted in the affected areas. The boundaries include Northeast 163 Street to the north, the Intracoastal to the east; the Haulover Inlet (including the Haulover Beach just north of the inlet) to the south and the mainland to the west. Other affected beach areas include the Oleta River State Park beach and the beach located in the City of Bal Harbour just south of the Haulover Inlet.

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County and the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources are testing the posted waters and 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 WASD website.