Swim advisory remains for local beaches
NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Officials have issued a no-swim advisory for several South Florida beaches due to a sewage spill.
An 18-inch sewer force main ruptured on Sunday in the area of 7000 Island Blvd.
The force main resulted in approximately 250,000 gallons of sewage spilled with some of it making contact into surface waters.
As a precautionary measure, a public advisory is in effect to avoid contact with the water including swimming and recreational activities in the waters of the Intracoastal waterway and Biscayne Bay, between William Lehman Causeway to the north and Haulover Inlet to the South. This would include the waters of Maule Lake, Little Maule Lake, Dumbfoundling Bay, Oleta River State Park, and the Intracoastal Waterway between 193rd Street and Haulover Inlet.
"The water is contaminated, and there's gonna be no kayaking," said Chris Grullon, who frequents Oleta River State Park.
The Department of Health and the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources are testing the affected waters and the advisory remains in effect until test results are clear.
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