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No Swim Advisory issued for Little Maule Lake

MIAMI ( August 11, 2021 )

Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) crews are on-site repairing an 18-inch wastewater pipe at 7900 Island Blvd. The pipe break resulted in an unpermitted discharge to Little Maule Lake and surrounding surface waters.

Information is still preliminary, but based on previous breaks in this area, it is advised that the public avoids contact with the water in the following areas: Northeast 183rd Street 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.

Updates will be issued and advise if the No-Swim advisory boundaries are affected. The No-Swim advisory also warns people to avoid other water recreational activities such as fishing and boating.

WASD is committed to repairing and replacing aging water infrastructure to protect our clean water and ensure the safety and wellbeing of the public, and the department is currently undertaking a capital project to replace the impacted pipeline. The project was initiated in 2021. With a total investment of nearly $4 million, it is expected to
be completed in April 2022.

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County and the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources will test 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 the public 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.