Englewood:  Contractor error leads to a 4,000 gallon leak of wastewater



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: 06/16/2020

Incident Information
Name of Incident: 6-15-2020 Boca Royale Force Main Break
State Watch Office Case Number: 20203198
Start of Incident: 06/15/2020 17:10
End of Incident: 06/15/2020 20:30

Incident Description
At about 5:10 PM June 15, 2020 a sewer spill was reported at the intersection of Golf View Dr and Cayman Isles Blvd in the Boca Royale development in Englewood. An outside contractor hit a four inch force main while doing some directional boring work. The contractor used their vacuum truck to vacuum up 800 gallons of wastewater and took that to another section of Boca Royale and discharged the tank into a storm water drain at that location. They filled another tank, but were informed that the leak was raw wastewater and are going to dump that load back into our system. The line was repaired and everything was back on line by 8:30 PM June 15, 2020. The total spill was about 4,000 gallons, of which 800 gallons was recovered. The rest of the spill entered storm water drains and entered storm water ponds. The ponds are now being sampled for fecal coliform.

Incident Location
Facility/Installation Name: Englewood Water District Collections System
Address Line 1: 201 Selma Ave
Address Line 2:
City: Englewood
State: FL
Zip Code:
Coordinates (in decimal degrees):
Lat: 27.002, Long: -82.365
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Impacted Counties: Sarasota

Incident Reported By
Name: david larson
Title: Wastewater Operations Manager
Phone: (941) 270-0944
E-mail Address: [email protected]

On-Site Contact
Name: david larson
Phone: (941) 270-0944
Ext: 9412700944
E-mail Address: [email protected]

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