Sewer bypass leak stopped
St. Petersburg, Fla. (February 19, 2018) – A leak of approximately 300 gallons of sewage was stopped and contained to a construction berm near a bypass project at 42nd Street and Fairfield Avenue South.
Contractors working on a pipe project through that area received word that a valve in the bypass pump was leaking about midnight. The leak was repaired by 2:30 am. The estimated discharge of 300 gallons was contained within the construction berm. The area was cleaned and disinfected.
The leak did not convey to any storm or surface waters.