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Sarasota:  Collapsed manhole leads to a 48,000 gallon raw sewage spill

Francesco Abbruzzino, The Uncensored Report, LLC


Pollution Notice

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: 09/02/2022

Incident Information
Name of Incident: City of Sarasota North Shade Avenue Spill
State Watch Office Case Number: 20226771
Start of Incident: 09/01/2022 09:05 AM
End of Incident: 09/01/2022 10:30 AM

Incident Description
City crews were notified of a collapsed manhole at the intersection of 11th Street and North Shade Avenue. County and private utility personnel had been to the site prior to the report of the collapsed manhole and the structure was sound at that time. The manhole has been isolated. Approximately 48,000 gallons for raw wastewater was discharged into a storm water ditch immediately adjacent to the manhole. Utility crews blocked off the storm water ditch at 17th Street and completely contained the spill. Tanker trucks began pulling from the ditch and 144,000 gallons of water was removed from the ditch. Repairs to the manhole are ongoing. Samples will be collected per City of Sarasota SSORP protocols.

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: 27.346849589765025, Long: -82.52201688849037
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Impacted Counties: Sarasota
Updated Impact:

Incident Reported By
Name: Verne Hall
Title: General Manager
Phone: (941) 661-1347
E-mail Address: verne.hall@sarasotafl.gov
Relationship: Owner of the Facility/Installation

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

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