It is once again safe to swim in the waters off Collins Park Beach in Miami Beach after water samples showed bacteria levels were normal.
Last Thursday, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County warned beach-goers to stay out of the water at 21st Street in Miami Beach because of increased levels of fecal bacteria.
Two samples of the water showed high levels of enterococci, which means there was a presence of fecal pollution. The bacteria can come from stormwater runoff, human sewage, wildlife and pets.
The department said Tuesday that “based on a satisfactory microbial water quality test result,” the advisory was lifted.
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Anyone with questions can contact the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County at 305-324- 2400.