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For Immediate Release:
March 01, 2015
Media Contact:
Sommer Davis
davso@miamidade.gov
305-753-4689

Precautionary swimming advisory in effect for Oleta River area


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(MIAMI, MARCH 1, 2015) – A swimming advisory is in effect for the beach area in the Oleta River State Park from the eastern shore of Biscayne Bay to Biscayne Blvd, between Haulover Inlet and the south end of Dumbfoundling Bay, inclusive of Maul Lake, Sand Spur Island, the Oleta River, Oleta River State Park, and Biscayne Bay waters inside Haulover Inlet.
 
There was a temporary overflow of partially treated effluent due to rainfall yesterday at the North District Wastewater Treatment Plant. As a result, approximately 5 million gallons of partially treated effluent was released into surrounding wetlands, and potentially impact adjacent surface waters.
 
As a precautionary measure, a public advisory is in effect to refrain from swimming and
recreational activities within the previously mentioned boundaries.
 
The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County and the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources are testing the affected waters and the advisory remains in effect until test results are clear.
 
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 www.miamidade.gov/water.