For Immediate Release
Contact: Dave Watson, PE, Utilities Services Manager
Wastewater Release Report
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (July 10, 2017) – A force main line break on July 7, 2017 resulted in a leak of 850 gallons of raw wastewater at 1515 Forrest Nelson Blvd. in Port Charlotte.
Utilities staff quickly responded recovered 700 gallons. The remaining wastewater was contained 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.