Reclaimed Water main leak stopped
St. Petersburg, Fla. (August 8, 2018) – About 30,366 gallons of fully-treated Reclaimed Water leaked from a reclaimed waterline in the 6000 block of Tanglewood Drive NE North Tuesday (8/7/2018).
It appears that a clamp rusted and separated from the reclaimed water main at this site, leading to the unauthorized discharge – which was reported at 10:34 am. Crews responded by 1:20 pm and the discharge ceased by 1:45 pm.
While about 366 gallons were captured, about 30,000 gallons of reclaimed water ran to the catch basin just to the north of the property and conveyed into a nearby lake. Environmental Compliance Department workers are testing the lake’s waters to gauge any impact from the reclaimed discharge. Crews will also continue to monitor the on-going effects that very corrosive soils in the area – which has a high water table – may have on system components.