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Reclaimed Water Leak

St. Petersburg, Fla. (May 2, 2018) – About 120,000 gallons of fully-treated reclaimed-quality water leaked from an 8” distribution main that was broken by a contractor during work on a storm drain project near the intersection of 34th Avenue and Poplar Street NE.

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

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