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No Swim Advisory issued for Oleta River Park area

MIAMI ( May 28, 2020 )

Recent excessive rains caused a significant increase of water entering into the North District Wastewater Treatment Plant on Monday, May 25 along with the disposal of wipes and other non-flushable items that resulted in a wastewater overflow at the plant. 

However, 10 thousand gallons of wastewater entered an area of mangroves just west of the treatment plant. Sampling has been initiated and a No Swim Advisory has been issued.

No-Swim advisory signage has been placed in the affected areas, which also instructs to avoid other water recreational activities such as fishing and boating. Boundaries include Maule Lake to the north, Oleta River State Park Beach to the South, Biscayne Boulevard to the west and the Intracoastal Waterway to the east. Greynolds Park is also within the affected area.

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 after repairs are completed. We will continue to communicate with you until the advisory has been lifted.

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.