No swimming advisory issued for Biscayne Bay, Intracoastal after sewer spill

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People are being told to stay out of parts of Biscayne Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway after a 63-inch sewer line broke Tuesday.

The precautionary advisory to avoid swimming and other water activities was issued after the line broke at 840 NW 155th Lane, sending waste into the Biscayne Canal, which then flowed into the Intracoastal.

The advisory covers the Biscayne Canal (C-8) from Northeast 27th Avenue to the bay and Biscayne Bay west of the Intracoastal Waterway, from Broad Causeway to the 79th Street Causeway, including Pelican Harbor Marina and the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve.

Signs have been posted in the affected areas.

Meanwhile, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County and the Florida Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources will test the water until it is cleared.

The advisory will be lifted after two consecutive days of the water coming back clean.

For more information visit the department’s website at www.miamidade.gov/water.

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