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There has been public interest in an email sent by an employee in the City of St. Petersburg’s Water Resources Department. The email’s subject line is “Craven Askew WhistleBlower.” As the email and documents attached are public records, they are also published here for ease of access.  

Discharge Reports (Non-Storm Related)

Water Quality

Post-Storm Water Data

Following storms in June and August 2016, the city's wastewater collection system was overwhelmed by heavy rains, resulting in a sewage overflow situation. Following any discharge, the city routinely monitors and tests water quality in affected areas. Monitoring affected areas will continue until normal levels are reached.

Post-Tropical Storm Hermine

Water Sampling Results

Water Quality Results

Since Hermine, the city has performed daily water quality monitoring at four St. Petersburg beach locations: Lassing Park, Spa Beach, North Shore Beach and Booker Creek and 11th Ave. S. Warning signs were posted at all locations except Booker Creek. Monitoring was also performed at Maximo Park resulting in normal levels.

Following two straight days of normal readings, daily monitoring has stopped and warning signs have been removed. Water quality monitoring will return to regular weekly sampling for the healthy beaches program. Results of water quality monitoring:

This report shows microbiological results from monitoring sites between the city of St. Petersburg Environmental Compliance Division Laboratory and the Department of Health Tampa Laboratory.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection continues to work with our communities and businesses as they recover from the impacts of Hurricane Hermine. Post-storm information, including answers to commonly-asked questions and authorizations for repairs, replacement, restoration and other activities is available at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection website.

In July and August 2015, St. Petersburg’s wastewater collection system was overwhelmed due to a major storm event which resulted in a sewage overflow situation near Clam Bayou. Here are some frequently asked questions - 2015 Rain Event on how major storm events can impact our systems and processes to deal with those events.

Clam Bayou Central Stormwater Pond Assessment Report - (Dec 2015)

The goal of this study was to provide data (1) to evaluate the potential for residual impacts from the discharge of raw sewage into the stormwater treatment pond that discharges into Clam Bayou and (2) to quantify sources (specifically that of human origin) and transport processes of bacterial contamination within the central pond.

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