Above: Virginia Key Beach with Rickenbacker Causeway and Miami in the background. Hobie Beach is on the other side of the Causeway.

Some Samples Contaminated

“In 2007, about 10 percent of the 52 samples taken at Hobie Beach were found to be below federal health standards for the microbes, which are not actual human waste but are associated with its presence. Waterborne feces can cause eye infections, rashes, diarrhea, and stomach illness.”

Government Proposes Stopping Testing!

“Both Elmir and D’Avanzo agree on one thing: More testing is needed. Unfortunately, penny-pinching lawmakers in Tallahassee are coming to a different conclusion: The state House of Representatives is considering cutting water testing from the budget entirely; the Senate is deliberating whether to make cuts as well, though less drastic.”

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Miami New Times

Keep testing! Ignoring a problem does not make it go away.