Florida Dept. Of Health Testing After 6,000 Gallons Of Raw Sewage Spills Into Miami-Dade Waters

Swimmers are advised to stay out of some northeast Miami-Dade County waterways until further notice.  

The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department Friday found elevated levels of fecal bacteria in the waters of Greynolds Park and Oleta River State Park. 

Authorities say a 36 inch pipe that burst last week due to an air release at Biscayne Boulevard and 168th Street.  

It spilled nearly 6,000 gallons of raw sewage into the water. 

The water main was repaired over the course of the weekend. 

The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County and the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources are currently testing the waters. Further information on when it will be safe to return to the water are expected this week.

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