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Waters Off Miami Beach Now Safe After Sewer Main Break

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Public Works crews work to repair a sewer main break at Harding Avenue and 71st Street on Miami Beach.  (Source: CBS4)

Public Works crews work to repair a sewer main break at Harding Avenue and 71st Street on Miami Beach. (Source: CBS4)

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MIAMI BEACH (CBS4) – County officials have now deemed a stretch of Biscayne Bay near North Bay Village safe for swimmers and boaters after last week’s massive sewer main break.

Last Wednesday, a 10 foot section of the 24 inch pipe ruptured at the intersection of 71st Street and Harding Avenue; it damaged the road and sent flood like rivers of waste water down nearby roads.

The break was completely capped and roads reopened on Friday.

This break did not affect drinking water usage; just the disposal of it. Water is still safe to drink.

The Miami-Dade Health Department and Environmental Resources Management continue to monitor water quality.

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