Sarasota: 8,000 gallons of wastewater spills out after a contractor hits a force main


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: 09/01/2020

Incident Information
Name of Incident: City of Sarasota WWTP 16th St & Cocoanut Ave
State Watch Office Case Number: 20204606
Start of Incident: 08/31/2020 10:30
End of Incident: 08/31/2020 11:30

Incident Description
A contractor running fiber in the City of Sarasota hit a 12″ wastewater force main on 8/31/2020 at approximately 10:30am. The force main was isolated and repaired. Approximately 8,000 gallons were released. Some of that release entered a storm drain that leads to Hudson Bayou. Approximately 4,000 gallons were recovered. Samples will be taken.

Incident Location
Facility/Installation Name: City of Sarasota WWTP
Address Line 1: 1750 12th Street
Address Line 2:
City: Sarasota
State: FL
Zip Code: 34236
Coordinates (in decimal degrees):
Lat: 27.35166194717232, Long: -82.54482248351706
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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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