Water at Fort Lauderdale canal safe following repairs to sewer main break

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - It’s now safe to swim, fish and play in a Fort Lauderdale waterway.

City officials on Monday said water samples have come back at acceptable levels for a section of the Intracoastal Waterway and Canal Lagoon.

Officials had issued a warning Sunday as crews worked to fix an 18-inch pipe that burst, sending sewage into the water there.

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