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No Contact with Water Advisory Boundaries reduced

MIAMI ( October 15, 2019 )

A portion of the No Contact with Water Precautionary Advisory boundaries has been removed after water quality samples have come back compliant. The advisory that was issued Saturday after a temporary electrical power outage at the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD)’s Central District Wastewater Treatment Plant resulted in an overflow of 35,000 gallons of fully treated, chlorinated water (which greatly exceeds recreational water quality standards) from the plant’s pump station into the waterway immediately adjacent to the facility.

The beaches that remain within the no contact with water advisory include Crandon North, Virginia Key Beach and Fisher Island. Visitors/residents are reminded to avoid recreational water activities including swimming, fishing and boating in these areas.

Signage remains posted in the affected areas.

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County and the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources continue to sample 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.