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Sludge leak stopped at Northeast Water Reclamation Facility

St. Petersburg, Fla. (January 27, 2018) – About 200 gallons of sludge (a water reclamation by-product) leaked during a valve and pump repair at the Northeast Water Reclamation Facility (NEWRF) at 1160 62nd Avenue NE.

The unauthorized discharge – which began around 1 pm Friday (1/26) – was completely captured in a containment area and completely stopped by 2 pm.

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