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ST. PETERSBURG, FL (May 4, 2016) City of St. Petersburg Water Resources crews were able to quickly clear a grease clog from the sanitary sewer line in the 3800 block of 34th St. N. on Wednesday afternoon.  However, an estimated 600 gallons of raw sewage seeped from the manhole at that location just prior to the clearing of the clog. 

Much of that discharge was recovered by the Vactor truck that cleared the clog. A small amount was conveyed to a nearby storm drain, which discharges into Joe’s Creek. Workers disinfected the spill scene and rinsed down the street following the clearing of the clog.

Crews responded to the scene after an alert was received from a nearby resident.  The clog was cleared within a half hour of their arrival.  Notification like this is important for Water Resources personnel to know when and where problems crop up.

Water Resources Dispatch operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.  They can be reached at (727) 893-7261.             

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