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Reclaimed leak stopped - Service out during repairs 

St. Petersburg, Fla. (June 2, 2018) – About 10,800 gallons of fully-treated reclaimed-quality water leaked from a one-inch service line which burst at 7855 Fourth Avenue South.  The investigation into the exact cause of the burst pipe is ongoing at this time. 

The unauthorized discharge was first noticed by a citizen, who contacted the city at 8:45 am.  Water Resources crews arrived at 9:12 am and had the leak stopped by 10:16 am.

An estimated 8,000 gallons of that fully-treated reclaimed-quality water conveyed to a nearby storm drain which is roughly 380 feet from the receiving water body --Boca Ciega Bay.

Environmental Compliance Division staff will be taking samples in the nearby waters to determine any potential impact.  Results from that testing will be posted on the Recreational Water Quality page

Until repairs can be completed, about 28 Reclaimed Water customers -- in the immediate area -- will be without service. 

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