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SPILL CONTAINED AT NORTHEAST WASTEWATER RECLAMATION FACILITY

CONTACT: Water Resources Dispatch (727) 893-7261

MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SPILL CONTAINED AT NORTHEAST WASTEWATER RECLAMATION FACILITY

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (April 27, 2017) – On Wednesday afternoon (4/26/2017), an estimated 20 gallons of “dirty water” was spilled during the transfer of grit (a by-product in the sewage treatment process) at the Northeast Wastewater Reclamation facility, located at 1160 62nd Ave. NE.

The unauthorized discharge was stopped immediately upon detection and lasted a total of five minutes. 

The spill was contained to the plant grounds and lime was applied for disinfection.  There was no discharge to any bodies of water. 

Quick work by those on the scene prevented any further issue or impact on the environment.

 

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