Sarasota: Heavy rains lead to a 300 gallon seepage, after  a manhole cover came loose


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: 06/08/2020

Incident Information
Name of Incident: City of Sarasota McClellan Pkwy & Seminole Dr
State Watch Office Case Number:
Start of Incident: 06/07/2020 12:05
End of Incident: 06/07/2020 12:35

Incident Description
City crews discovered a manhole cover came off during the very hard rains in the area. Approximately 300 gallons were released, some entered a storm drain which discharges to Sarasota Bay. Approximately 150 gallons were recovered. The affected area was disinfected with lime. Samples will be taken.

Incident Location
Facility/Installation Name: City of Sarasota AWWTP
Address Line 1: 1750 12th Street
Address Line 2:
City: Sarasota
State: FL
Zip Code: 34236
Coordinates (in decimal degrees):
Lat: 27.314808289202464, Long: -82.53770839983369
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Impacted Counties: Sarasota

Incident Reported By
Name: Verne Hall
Title: Utilities General Manager
Phone: (941) 661-1347
E-mail Address:

On-Site Contact
Name: Verne Hall
Phone: (941) 661-1347
E-mail Address:

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