Venice:  Sewer breaks leads to a 5,000 gallon leak of sewage and stormwater



Notice of Submission
Pursuant to Section 403.077, F.S., the Department of Environmental Protection has received the following Public Notice of Pollution for a reportable release. All information displayed was submitted by the reporting party.

Type of Notice: Initial Report
Date of Notice: 05/28/2020

Incident Information
Name of Incident: 2521 Border Road 052720
State Watch Office Case Number: 2761
Start of Incident: 05/27/2020 17:00
End of Incident: 05/27/2020 20:00

Incident Description
Crews responded to a call of a sewer break at 2521 Border Road. Upon investigation, they discovered an ARV had been hit by a vehicle. The crews were able to isolate the ARV to stop the spill. Approximately 5,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into the roadside swale and the adjacent stormwater ditch. The recovery yielded 4,400 gallons of combined stormwater and sewage. Sampling has begun. Clean up and notifications are proceeding according to protocol. The ARV will either be moved underground, or bollards will be installed.

Incident Location
Facility/Installation Name: Venice Gardens WRF Service Area
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State: FL
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Coordinates (in decimal degrees):
Lat: 27.121662016847143, Long: -82.38058670512437
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Impacted Counties: Sarasota

Incident Reported By
Name: Danny Young
Title: Supervisor
Phone: (941) 861-6790
E-mail Address: [email protected]

On-Site Contact
Name: Patricia Nihart
Phone: (941) 861-6790
E-mail Address: [email protected]

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