Venice:  Force main break leads to a 40,250 gallon sewage spill

Francesco Abbruzzino, The Uncensored Report, LLC


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: 11/23/2022

Incident Information
Name of Incident: Dancing Rivers 112322
State Watch Office Case Number: 9673
Start of Incident: 11/23/2022 09:00 AM
End of Incident: 11/23/2022 10:00 AM

Incident Description
Crews responded to the report of sewage spilling into the swale on Dancing Rivers Drive in Venice. Initial investigation revealed a broken 8? force main adjacent to the lift station. Lift Station staff assisted in shutting down the station to stop the spill. The force main has been repaired, and the lift station is operational again. Approximately 40,250 gallons of sewage spilled into the swale and did reach an adjacent stormwater pond. Staff utilized in-house crews and contractors to recover about 16,000 gallons of combined sewage and stormwater from the pond and adjoining stormwater structures. Clean-up, notifications, and sampling are proceeding according to protocol. Staff continues to implement improvements and evaluate additional options along this corridor to improve the operational efficiency of the collection system.

Incident Location
Facility/Installation Name: Venice Gardens WRF Service Area
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State: FL
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Lat: 27.08723871449936, Long: -82.35124735558071
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Impacted Counties: Sarasota
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Incident Reported By
Name: Richard Brady
Title: Supervisor
Phone: (941) 861-6790
E-mail Address: [email protected]
Relationship: Operator of the Facility/Installation

On-Site Contact
Name: Patricia Nihart
Phone: (941) 861-6790
E-mail Address: [email protected]

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