Reclaimed Water Leak
The unauthorized discharge – which was caused as the contractors worked to remove dirt around the reclaimed water main – lasted about 20 minutes just after noon. There was no water contained on site, and most of the 120,000 gallons that was discharged went into the waters of Smacks Bayou.
Environmental Compliance Division staff will take samples from those nearby waters to determine any potential impact. Results from that testing will be posted on the Recreational Water Quality page https://www.stpete.org/water/waterquality.php.