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Overflow at Southwest Water Reclamation Facility contained on Plant Property

St. Petersburg, Fla. (July 13, 2017) –Approximately 50,000 gallons of “mostly treated” wastewater overflowed at the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility at 3800 54th Avenue South on Wednesday July 12 between 8:50 and 9:10 pm.

According to plant personnel, heavy rains caused an increase of water into the facility and – due to the ongoing construction – the decreased capacity of the chlorine contact basin (which is the final step in processing the reclaimed water) allowed some of the effluent to leak out.

There was no discharge of any water from the plant property.

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