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Small sewage spill stopped quickly at Northwest Water Reclamation Facility

St. Petersburg, Fla.  (March 27, 2018) – During a routine maintenance procedure at the Northwest Water Reclamation Facility (NWWRF), located at 7500 26th Avenue N in St. Petersburg, approximately 100 gallons of sewage spilled from the plant headworks shortly after 1 pm on March 25, 2018.  While half of that amount was immediately vacuumed up by NWWRF personnel, nearly 50 gallons conveyed into a “dry” storm drain.  The entire area was disinfected with lime and hosed down to prevent further contamination.

While no flow to any surface water was anticipated, the fact that this storm drain does eventually convey into Walter Fuller Pond led officials to call for sampling of waters in that pond – as a precaution.  Results of that testing will be posted in the “Background Data” layer on the Recreational Water Quality Page on the City’s website.

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