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Incident Name Incident Report Report Date/Time Facility Name Facility Address Affected Counties Reporter Name Reporter Title Reporter E-mail Reporter Phone Reporter Role Contact Name Contact Phone Contact E-mail Latitude Longitude Release Start Date/Time On-going Release Release End Date/Time Migrated Off-Site (Y/N) Migrated Counties Map Display
Central Regional Utility Service Area (CRUSA) The incident occurred within Polk County Utilities CRUSA, in Queens Cove Subdivision at 3972 Warbler Drive, Winter Haven. Wastewater in CRUSA is treated at the City of Bartow WRF (FLA012976). The incident occurred when a gravity main was clogged with grease causing a manhole to overflow. Approximately 2,625 gallons of raw wastewater discharged onto the roadway and entered a storm drain connected to a manmade retention pond. The sewer main was cleared to restore service back to normal. The affected area was washed down and treated with lime disinfectant. Precautionary signs were posted around the stormwater retention pond. 06/09/2018 10:55 EDT City of Bartow WRF; FLA 012976  FL Polk Tania McMillan Senior Environmental Specialist (863) 298-4190 Polk County Utilities Polk County Utilities (863) 298-4100 27.990938 -81.791967 06/08/2018 23:15 EDT No 06/09/2018 01:00 EDT Incident Location
Sanitary Sewer Overspill Sanitary Sewer Overspill happened due to a damaged pump controller from a lighting storm. Approximately 200-300 gallons of sewage spilled into the Lake Worth Lagoon. Spare controller will be installed to maintain station in auto position. 06/09/2018 09:47 EDT 2018-3559 City of Riviera Beach 600 West Blue Heron Blvd; Directions: Travel east on Blue Heron Blvd to Park Avenue, turn left to you reach LS#10 @ 2801 Park Avenue.; Rivier Beach FL; 33404 Palm Beach Allen J. Davis Superintendent (561) 644-5254 Operator Of the Facility Allen J. Davis (561) 644-5254 26.786424 -80.037171 06/08/2018 15:00 EDT No 06/08/2018 23:00 EDT Incident Location
Center Rd and Rockley Blvd 060718 STAFF CALLED TO CENTER RD & ROCKLELY BLVD WERE SOMEBODY MOWING WITH A RIDING LAWN MOWER HIT THE ARV BOX CAUSING A DISCHARGE OF 2,500 GALLONS. THE WATER ENTERED A CLOSED STORM SYSTEM. A VAC TRUCK REMOVED 2500 GALLONS FROM THE SYSTEM AND THE AREA WAS WASHED DOWN AND LIME WAS APPLIED. ESTIMATED TIME FOR COMPLETION OF EVENTS END 11:30 AM 06/07/18. 06/08/2018 13:10 EDT Venice Gardens WRF Service Area  FL Sarasota Bill McKee Operations Manager (941) 549-0686 Operator Of the Facility Patricia Nihart (941) 650-8288 27.078788 -82.359091 06/07/2018 10:49 EDT No 06/07/2018 11:30 EDT N Incident Location
Non-PCB Mineral Oil Leak At 11:30 AM on 6/8/2018, scrap metal NON-PCB transformer mineral oil was released to concrete, ponded stormwater, and over some pervious surface. The spill was immediately responded to with oil absorbent pads and booms to contain the spill. An outside company was contracted to provide further oil response assistance. No releases off property boundary were observed. The State Watch office was notified. An incident # has not been provided. 06/08/2018 09:12 EDT Trademark Metals Recycling, LLC - Riviera 4661 Dyer Blvd; West Palm Beach FL; 33407 Palm Beach Joe Stalker Environmental Manager (813) 394-9919 Operator Of the Facility Joe Stalker (813) 394-9919 26.780149 -80.110098 06/07/2018 11:30 EDT No Incident Location
TWA Lake Marion WRF 6-8-18 On June 7, 2018, starting at approximately 9:03 PM, the Lake Marion WRF suffered a PLC failure which caused all the effluent chlorine pumps to stop operating. This led to a 0.0 mg/L effluent chlorine residual and also caused the influent equalization pumps to fail, resulting in an estimated 10,000 gallon spill of raw wastewater at the facility. The PLC failure is believed to have been caused by a major lightning strike. The spill was contained on site and no surface water was impacted. The spill ended at approximately 12:15 AM, and the chlorine residual also returned above 0.5 mg/L at that time. The facility has resumed normal operations, though SCADA personnel are still working to resolve some issues. The State Watch Office was notified of the spill and produced incident number 2018-3533. 06/08/2018 07:35 EDT TWA Lake Marion WRF  FL Polk Adrian Brene Environmental Compliance Coordinator (407) 944-5016 Environmental Compliance Coordinator Adrian Brene (407) 944-5016 28.063564 -81.493248 06/07/2018 09:05 EDT No 06/08/2018 00:15 EDT Incident Location
GTL Treated Effluent Overflow Q338890 A discharge of fully treated effluent was routed through the plant's emergency bypass outfall pipe that discharges into the intra-coastal waterway beginning at 15:48 6/7/2018. Heavy rainfall and a disabled pump prompted the discharge. The pump is still off-line, but the decrease in the amount of rainfall made it possible to cease the current discharge. The volume of fully treated effluent that was discharged will be determined. 06/07/2018 16:46 EDT GTL Regional Wastewater Facility 1765 SE 18th Street; Fort Lauderdale FL; 33316 Broward Larry Teich Environmental Resources Supervisor (954) 828-7844 Environmental Resources Supervisor Larry Teich (954) 828-7844 26.099398 -80.125044 06/07/2018 15:45 EDT No 06/07/2018 16:10 EDT Incident Location
Valrico AWTP, 1167 N. Dover Rd, Dover FL, 33527 The UV Disinfection System (UVDS) started experiencing communication issues at 10:59am. While Plant Maintenance was troubleshooting the communication issues, the UVDS┐ inlet gates malfunctioned and closed causing 24,000 gallons of partially treated effluent water level to rise through the grating and overflow the UVDS influent wet well. The inlet gates were manually opened within four (4) minutes and flow to the UVDS resumed. The UV system is now fully functional. All of the partially treated effluent was contained on site and lime was applied to the water that spilled on the ground. 06/07/2018 16:18 EDT Valrico AWTP - FL0040983 ; Dover FL; 33527 Hillsborough Laura Cintron General Manager III (813) 663-3208 General Manager III Beth Schinella (813) 612-7761 27.957221 -82.228257 06/07/2018 11:00 EDT No 06/07/2018 11:05 EDT Incident Location
Sewer spill at Port Canaveral Main Lift Station The discharge hose came loose on a bypass pump being used at the the main lift station at Port Canaveral. When the pump came on (on float backup) water was spilling on the ground. Approximately 10,000 gallons of sewage ran into a swale just south of the lift station. Most of the water was adsorbed in the swale. Some plastics etc. were picked up after the event. No waterways were impacted. 06/07/2018 13:09 EDT Port Canaveral Main Lift Station 405 Atlantis Road; Cape Canaveral FL; 32920 Brevard Scott Barber Director (321) 868-3308 Owner Of the Facility Scott Barber (321) 868-3321 28.402 -80.612 06/05/2018 17:00 EDT No 06/06/2018 13:30 EDT Incident Location
Irrigation Line break, West of Secondary Clarifiers A contractors delivery truck drove over an above ground 2 inch PVC irrigation line, breaking the line and releasing 10,000 gallons of reclaim water onto the ground and ran to an adjacent storm-water pond. Contractor installed a repair coupling and valve. 06/07/2018 13:08 EDT City of Orlando, Water Conserv II W.R.F. 5420 L.B. McLeod Rd.; Directions: From Kirkman Rd., go East on L.B.McLeod Rd. 1 block.; Orlando FL; 32811 Orange Keith Jordan Chief Operator (407) 325-5653 Operator Of the Facility Keith Jordan (407) 325-5653 28.503711 -81.451214 06/06/2018 15:00 EDT No 06/06/2018 15:20 EDT Incident Location
SR 52 and Old Pasco Road 05-31-2018 11:45 AM received call from Utility dispatch that D.A.B Contractor had hit our 6" force main. Stacy Houston Supervisor called Andrew Hooks to investigate break. Hooks arrived on site and the break was confirmed to be 6" force main.Houston had force main maintenance crew shut station off and close avalve to isolate the force main. Houston then called for sludge trucks and vactor trucks to maintain station and begin removal of liquids. Liquids were contained in work site. After liquids were removed from around work site the 6" force main was drained. The repair was then done by Pasco County Valve crew using 6" C900, 2 6" sleeves, 4 mga lugs with kits. After repair was made lime was spread over area. Retrieved 6600 gallons spread 2 40lb bags of lime 06/07/2018 12:02 EDT Wesley Center Wastewater Treatment Facility 7501 Boyette Road; Directions: PERMIT # FLA016094; Wesley Chapel FL; 33544 Pasco James Hircock Environment Compliance Specialist (813) 235-6189 Environment Compliance Specialist james Hircock (727) 247-0391 28.324931 -82.337047 05/31/2018 11:15 EDT No 05/31/2018 11:45 EDT Incident Location