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
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: Directions: City: Englewood State: FL Zip Code: Coordinates (in decimal degrees):
Lat: 27.002, Long: -82.365 Click to view Incident Location Impacted Counties: Sarasota
Incident Reported By Name: david larson Title: Wastewater Operations Manager Phone: (941) 270-0944 E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org