For Immediate Release
Contact: Dave Watson, PE, Utilities Services Manager
Wastewater Release Report
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (June 2, 2017) – A force main line break this morning resulted in a leak of 500 gallons of raw wastewater at 4161 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte.
Utilities staff quickly responded, stopped the leak and recovered approximately 300 gallons of wastewater with a tanker truck. The remaining wastewater was absorbed into the ground and the affected area was sanitized with hydrated lime. No direct waterways were impacted.
The line was repaired and put back into service this afternoon. In keeping with State law, staff reported it to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.