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A waste water pipe that broke and spilled sewage over the weekend has prompted officials to implement a no-swim advisory at Oleta River State Park, Haulover Beach and the Intracoastal area.
An emergency contractor began work Monday night on temporary repairs to the 48-inch wastewater pipe that broke near 2500 Northeast 163rd Street Sunday, Miami-Dade officials said in a statement.
“Because the spill is ongoing, the precautionary advisory to avoid recreational water activities including swimming, fishing and boating remains in effect,” the statement read.
Signage has been posted in the area, and some residents in the area have been told to conserve water to decrease impact to the wastewater system.
The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County and the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources are testing the waters, and the advisory remains in effect until two consecutive days of clear testing occur after repairs are completed.