Update: Private Force Main Break at 2nd St. N. and 99th Ave. N.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (November 12, 2016) - Contractors and city inspectors were on site today to review the appropriate repair/replacement for the 8" force main break which occurred yesterday. As the line was already scheduled to be permanently relocated to the adjacent manhole as part of a 2nd Street Bridge force main relocation project, the line will either be repaired or replaced following excavation. Work will begin Monday and is expected to be completed within the week.
Currently, wastewater is being diverted to the manhole with no further spills expected. Upon closer inspection late yesterday afternoon, it was estimated that the original spill (contained) may have been as much as 975 gallons, not 200 gallons as was originally reported. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection was notified as per protocol. There was no additional overflow and no threat to public health and public safety.
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CONTACT: Dispatch, Water Resources Department, 727-893-7261
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRIVATE FORCE MAIN BREAK AT 2nd ST. N AND 99th AVE. N.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (November 11, 2016) - City crews were on site this afternoon to inspect a 8-inch force main break which resulted in a leak of approximately 200 gallons of wastewater, all within a contained area. The private line comes from a nearby apartment complex and enters the city's sewer system. The discharge has been diverted to a nearby manhole. Contractors anticipate repairs to be completed on Saturday.
There was no overflow to surface waters and there is no threat to public health and safety at this time.