For Immediate Release
Contact: Dave Watson, PE, Utilities Services Manager
Wastewater Release Report
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (June 7, 2017) – A force main line break today resulted in a leak of 1,000 gallons of raw wastewater at the corner of 1515 Forrest Nelson Blvd. in Port Charlotte.
Utilities staff quickly responded and contained the wastewater onsite, after which the affected area was sanitized with hydrated lime. No direct waterways were impacted.
The line failed due to age, and was replaced and put back into service. In keeping with State law, staff reported it to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the State Watch Office.