FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Ft. Lauderdale residents who like to go swimming or ride their personal watercraft in the Seminole Canal are being advised to stay out of the water.

The county’s health department said an internal overflow of treated sewage at the George T. Lohmeyer Wastewater Treatment Plant has contaminated the canal’s water.

The City of Fort Lauderdale, along with the Broward County Health Department, said the affected area is>

  • Between S.E. 15 Street and S.E. 16 Street and Port Side Drive
  • Between Cordova Road and the Intracoastal Waterway

Residents are advised to avoid swimming, fishing or doing any other activities in the water.

The city said the warning advisory is effect until further notice.


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