Reclaimed Water leak stopped at Northwest Water Reclamation Facility
St. Petersburg, Fla. (July 24, 2018) – About 3,500 gallons of fully-treated Reclaimed Water leaked from a service water line at the Northwest Water Reclamation Facility located at 7500 26th Avenue North yesterday (7/23/2018).
A contractor working on plant expansion was excavating just south of a chlorine contact basin and broke a 2” service line, leading to the unauthorized discharge – which was reported at 1:25 pm. Crews responded by 1:30 pm and the discharge ceased by 1:50 pm.
The water line was secured, and all of the water was contained on site and in the hole where the work was going on. No water was conveyed to surface waters of the state.