Sewer leak forces 'No Swim' advisory for Palma Sola Beach

Last Updated: Friday, February 23, 2018, 3:04 PM EST

Manatee County issued a "no swim" advisory for the Palma Sola Beach South access on Feb. 23 due to a sanitary sewer leak.

The City of Bradenton informed the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County of a force main leak along the Palma Sola Causeway. The amount of wastewater in the spill is currently unknown.

A "no swim" advisory indicates that contact with water may pose an increased risk of infectious disease to humans.

City engineers plans on testing the water once repairs to the sewer main are completed.

Palma Sola South is located approximately 1,000 feet west of 81st Street West on the south side of the causeway. Other beaches and water recreation areas in Manatee County are not under the advisory.