Sarasota:  Contractor error leads to a 45,000 gallon sewer leak

 

 
The DEP report was updated. The original report as you can see, led us to believe it was from the sewer system. Now they state it was reclaimed water.
 
Incident Description
A contractor working in the area drilled through a main reuse line at approximately 5:15 pm on 6/22/2020. Approximately 45,000 gallons were released. Some of the release entered a storm drain that leads to Hudson Bayou. The reuse water is highly treated and no clean up efforts were necessary.

 
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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: 06/23/2020

Incident Information
Name of Incident: City of Sarasota Alta Vista St & S. Osprey Ave
State Watch Office Case Number: 20203337
Start of Incident: 06/22/2020 17:15
End of Incident: 06/22/2020 18:00

Incident Description
A contractor working in the area drilled through a main sewer line at approximately 5:15 pm on 6/22/2020. Approximately 45,000 gallons were released. Some of the release entered a storm drain that leads to Hudson Bayou. The affected area was disinfected with lime and then cleaned using a vactor truck. Samples will be taken.

Incident Location
Facility/Installation Name: City of Sarasota AWWTP
Address Line 1: 1750 12th Street
Address Line 2:
Directions:
City: Sarasota
State: FL
Zip Code: 34236
Coordinates (in decimal degrees):
Lat: 27.324697415150872, Long: -82.53384083702265
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Impacted Counties: Sarasota

Incident Reported By
Name: Verne Hall
Title: Utilities General Manager
Phone: (941) 661-1347
E-mail Address: verne.hall@sarasotafl.gov

On-Site Contact
Name: Verne Hall
Phone: (941) 661-1347
Ext:
E-mail Address: verne.hall@sarasotafl.gov

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