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For Immediate Release:
March 18, 2015
Media Contact:
Jennifer L. Messemer
Jlm045@miamidade.gov
786-552-8251

Precautionary swimming advisory for Oleta River area now lifted


(MIAMI, MARCH 18, 2015) – Based on water quality results, the precautionary swimming advisory originally issued on Sunday, March 1, 2015 for the Oleta River area has now been lifted. The advisory for surrounding areas including for Maule Lake, the Oleta River, and the Intracoastal Waterway from the South of the Sunny Isles Boulevard Bridge, north to Dumfoundling Bay had been lifted earlier this month.

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

The precautionary swimming advisory was the result of a temporary overflow of partially treated effluent due to tremendous rainfall Saturday, Feb. 28 at the North District Wastewater Treatment Plant. As a result, approximately 3.5 million gallons of partially treated effluent was released into surrounding waters.

It is the priority of Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department to provide safe, reliable service to its customers. For additional information about Department programs and services, visit www.miamidade.gov/water.

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