Miami Beach officials ask residents to reduce water use after water main break

MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Miami Beach city officials are asking residents for a 24-hour water reduction and to stay out of the water in Biscayne Bay.

The requests came after city contractors hit a 42-inch wastewater main located on Michigan Avenue, just north of Lincoln Road on Monday.

The break has been causing increased flows throughout the remainder of the system, and a 30-inch wastewater force main ruptured at 28th Street and Pine Tree Drive on Thursday morning.

“We anticipate those repairs to be complete sometime tonight or early tomorrow morning to where we can return flows on Michigan Avenue and take the demands off the older infrastructure,” Roy Coley, the Director of Public Works for Miami Beach, said.

City officials issued a precautionary advisory to stay out of the water in Biscayne Bay.

The voluntary water reduction applies to residents north of Lincoln Road through Bal Harbor Village for the next 24 hours.

Officials said the water remains safe to drink.

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