No-Contact-With-Water Advisory After Intracoastal Sewer Spill Near Julia Tuttle and Venetian Causeways in Miami-Dade

A no-contact-with-water advisory was issued Tuesday for the area near the Julia Tuttle and Venetian Causeways after a sewer spill, Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department officials said.

The advisory was issued after a contractor broke a 16-inch sewer line at 3005 Northeast 2nd Avenue, causing a 10,000-gallon sewer spill that traveled through storm drains leading to the Intracoastal Waterway, officials said.

The advisory recommends avoiding recreational water activities including swimming, fishing and boating in the area. Signage has been posted in the area.

The boundaries include the Julia Tuttle Causeway to the north, the Intracoastal to the east, the Venetian Causeway to the south and the shoreline to the west.

"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," the department said in a statement.

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