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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
10" force main damaged on Indiantown Rd At 12:40 pm on March 27, 2020, a directional drill contractor damaged a 10-inch diameter wastewater force main owned by the Loxahatchee River District, which caused an unauthorized discharge of 10,000 gallons of raw sewage. The raw sewage flowed into a stormdrain and through the stormwater system into a roadside swale ┐ spilled sewage did not flow directly into surface waters. Spilled sewage directly affected a 370 square yard area. The District┐s vacuum trucks were used to collect all standing sewage including from the roadside swale and the stormwater system. Affected areas were disinfected with lime. The directional drill contractor damaged the force main at 12:40 pm and Loxahatchee River District crews had the force main isolated and the spill stopped at 1:20 pm 03/28/2020 11:47 EDT Loxahatchee River District 2500 Jupiter Park Dr; Jupiter  FL; 33458 Palm Beach Adrian Sanchez Field Foreman adrian.sanchez@lrecd.org (561) 401-4093 field foreman Albrey Arrington (561) 401-4002 albrey@lrecd.org 26.93399 -80.072991 03/27/2020 12:40 EDT No 03/27/2020 13:20 EDT Incident Location
VALRICO AWWTP Manhole Overflow Today, 3/27/20, between 12:30 and 12:45, an estimated 6,300 gallons of untreated flow spilled from a manhole located at the Valrico AWWTP. Contractors arrived for a scheduled repair to the manhole, neglecting to notify plant operations staff of their onsite presence. During the setup of pumping equipment, the contractor shutoff power to lift station #1 via a power switch inside a closed panel. The backup pumps were not turned on prior to the contractors leaving for lunch resulting in a spill mostly on a concrete roadway. The Valrico treatment water sources that utilize this manhole are from two centrifuges (400 gpm), two grit pumps (10-15 gpm), and an odor control wash (1-5 gpm) for the headworks. All three sources were active when lift station #1 power was turned off. In addition to having power turned off, the manhole cover was removed causing the high flow alarms not to activate. 03/27/2020 17:30 EDT Valrico AWWTP/FL0040983 ; Dover FL; 33527 Hillsborough Laura P. Cintron Manager cintronl@hillsboroughcounty.org (813) 298-3956 Manager London Womack (813) 712-0084 womackl@hillsboroughcounty.org 27.954956 -82.230194 03/27/2020 12:30 EDT No 03/27/2020 12:45 EDT Incident Location
Gasparilla Road and Marathon Blvd 3/27/2020 Trying to isolate a smaller section of main line that was broke on 3/24/2020, a valve got missed and spilled approximately 2000 gallons of reclaim water 03/27/2020 16:43 EDT Charlotte County Utilities 3100 Loveland Blvd; Port Charlotte FL; 33980 Charlotte Johnny Chamberlain Superintendent, Reclaim & Support Services Johnny.Chamberlain@charlottecountyfl.gov (941) 883-3586 Owner Of the Facility Johnny Chamberlain (941) 883-3586 Johnny.Chamberlain@charlottecountyfl.gov 26.917832 -82.226063 03/27/2020 14:00 EDT No 03/27/2020 14:45 EDT Incident Location
Ocala Wetlands Recharge Park Cell #3 Sinkhole 3/27/2020 On March 27, 2020, at 4:45 AM, a surface subsidence of 8' in diameter was discovered in Cell #3 at the City of Ocala Wetlands Groundwater Recharge Park. Upon discovery, flow to Cell #3 was stopped. An estimated 400,000 gallons of Public Access Reuse water flowed into the ground. No structures were impacted. There is no adverse impact to health or the environment. No State assistance is needed. The site will be evaluated and repaired. This is a part of the construction process in building the Groundwater Recharge Park. 03/27/2020 11:33 EDT Ocala Wetlands Groundwater Recharge Park (Permit #FLA010680) 2201 NW 21st ST; Ocala FL; 34475 Marion Jeff Greve Lead Operator JGreve@Ocalafl.org (352) 572-0486 Operator Of the Facility Jeff Greve (352) 572-0486 JGreve@Ocalafl.org 29.209592 -82.15951 03/27/2020 04:45 EDT No 03/27/2020 10:30 EDT Incident Location
OCWS SSO Newcastle Dr Fort Walton Beach Okaloosa County Water & Sewer (OCWS) experienced a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) last night in unincorporated Fort Walton Beach. At approximately 6:40pm last night, the OCWS control room was notified of a potential sewer spill along Newcastle Drive. OCWS staff promptly arrived to find a significant leak on an 8-inch force main, located in the County right-of-way just west of 300 Newcastle Drive. The SSO is estimated at approximately 8,000 gallons. Of that, approximately 2,500 gallons was recovered via a vacuum truck. The SSO flowed east along Newcastle Drive itself, and then south along Thornhill Road to a concrete ditch, ultimately discharging into Newcastle Pond. Newcastle Pond is a local name for a wet detention basin maintained by the County and fenced in with no trespassing signs. The SSO was contained to this wet detention basin; it is not a body of water accessible to the public for fishing or recreation. The SSO ended at approximately 9:15pm last night, with OCWS crews managing and hauling the flow until the pipeline was fully restored at approximately 11pm. The pipeline break was due to a split section of pipe that appears to have been compromised by a utility contractor, scraping the top of the pipe at some point in the past; and due to the cyclic nature of a sewer force main, the pipe eventually split. The affected area was cleaned and disinfected by OCWS crews last night and then again today. Reporting is in progress with the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. 03/26/2020 14:29 EDT Arbennie Pritchett WRF 250 Roberts Blvd.; Fort Walton Beach FL; 32547 Okaloosa Darren Alford WW Operations Manager dlalford@myokaloosa.com (850) 651-7133 Operator Of the Facility Mark Wise (850) 651-7171 mwise@myokaloosa.com 30.441294 -86.613079 03/25/2020 18:40 EDT No 03/25/2020 23:00 EDT Incident Location
OCWS SSO Newcastle Dr Fort Walton Beach Okaloosa County Water & Sewer (OCWS) experienced a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) last night in unincorporated Fort Walton Beach. At approximately 6:40pm last night, the OCWS control room was notified of a potential sewer spill along Newcastle Drive. OCWS staff promptly arrived to find a significant leak on an 8-inch force main, located in the County right-of-way just west of 300 Newcastle Drive. The SSO is estimated at approximately 8,000 gallons. Of that, approximately 2,500 gallons was recovered via a vacuum truck. The SSO flowed east along Newcastle Drive itself, and then south along Thornhill Road to a concrete ditch, ultimately discharging into Newcastle Pond. Newcastle Pond is a local name for a wet detention basin maintained by the County and fenced in with no trespassing signs. The SSO was contained to this wet detention basin; it is not a body of water accessible to the public for fishing or recreation. The SSO ended at approximately 9:15pm last night, with OCWS crews managing and hauling the flow until the pipeline was fully restored at approximately 11pm. The pipeline break was due to a split section of pipe that appears to have been compromised by a utility contractor, scraping the top of the pipe at some point in the past; and due to the cyclic nature of a sewer force main, the pipe eventually split. The affected area was cleaned and disinfected by OCWS crews last night and then again today. Reporting is in progress with the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. 03/26/2020 13:07 EDT Arbennie Pritchett WRF 250 Roberts Blvd.; Fort Walton Beach FL; 32547 Okaloosa Darren Alford WW Operations Manager dlalford@myokaloosa.com (850) 651-7133 Operator Of the Facility Mark Wise (850) 651-7171 mwise@myokaloosa.com 30.441265 -86.613067 03/25/2020 18:40 EDT No 03/25/2020 23:00 EDT Incident Location
Wolf Lake MS/ES The lift station┐s breaker had been turned off. The raw sewage (~200 gallons) came up through a manhole cover. The cover is located in a grassy area which saturated the surrounding area causing the sewage to seep onto the roadway and into a storm drain. Based on the design of the storm drains, a minimal amount of raw sewage enter into an OCPS dry retention pond directly across from the lift station or into another OCPS dry retention pond located in front of Wolf Lake Elementary School. The raw sewage did not leave OCPS property. Facilities Maintenance contacted the plumbing vendor to assess the situation and make the necessary repairs. The breaker was turn on and the lift station pumped down. 03/25/2020 12:01 EDT Wolf Lake MS & ES 1725 W. Ponkan Rd.; Apopka FL; 32712 Orange Jodi Dittell Sr. Env. Standards Coordinator jodi.dittell@ocps.net (407) 317-3945 Environmental Compliance Jodi Dittell (407) 317-3945 jodi.dittell@ocps.net 28.730994 -81.547744 03/24/2020 14:00 EDT No 03/24/2020 15:00 EDT Incident Location
Burger King service line overflow in Mary Esther Florida The Burger king lateral line had been stopped up. Instead of calling a plumber, Burger King staff opened up the clean out. Allowing raw sewage to enter into the storm drain. This action has occurred long enough the grass around the sewage spill site to grow several inches taller. Visual indications lead the city of Mary Esther, this has been occurring for some time. How much sewage runoff is still unknown, samples are being tested and are awaiting results. Hopefully, the wetland area between Christobal rd, and Mary Esther cutoff has not been impacted. 03/24/2020 18:34 EDT Burger King 201 Mary Esther cutoff.; Directions: Corner of Mary Esther cutoff and Hollywood.; Mary Esther FL; 32569 Okaloosa Roger Batts water and Sewer dept. Roger.batts@jacobs.com (423) 580-8717 Operator Of the Facility Chris Williams (850) 602-1643 Chris.Williams1@jacobs.com 30.413464 -86.65427 03/24/2020 08:00 EDT No 03/24/2020 09:30 EDT Incident Location
City of Sarasota Bailey Street Spill City crews found a grease blockage in a main line located at 3355 Bailey Street. During the process of breaking the blockage, a small amount of raw wastewater escaped from a manhole and entered the storm water system. Approximately 40 gallons of wastewater was spilled and the technician was unable to recover the spill. The area around the spill site was treated with lime, hosed down and vacuumed up. The storm water system flows to a small retention pond and samples will be collected. 03/24/2020 15:54 EDT City of Sarasota AWWTP 1750 12th Street; Sarasota  FL; 34236 Sarasota Verne Hall General Manager verne.hall@sarasotafl.gov (941) 263-6187 Owner Of the Facility Verne Hall (941) 263-6187 verne.hall@sarasotafl.gov 27.343668 -82.502021 03/23/2020 21:25 EDT No 03/23/2020 23:15 EDT Incident Location
Gasparilla & Marathon Blvd Reclaim main Contractor drilling hole for new traffic signal, drilled into the reclaim main. Approximately 5000 gallons of reclaim water was spilled on the ground. 03/24/2020 14:30 EDT Charlotte County Utilities 3100 Loveland Blvd; Directions: Reclaim main was broken by contractor. It is at the NE corner of the intersection of Gasparilla Road and Marathon Blvd in Port Charlotte. ; Port Charlotte FL; 33980 Charlotte Johnny Chamberlain Superintendent, Reclaim & Support Services Johnny.Chamberlain@charlottecountyfl.gov (941) 883-3586 Owner Of the Facility Johnny Chamberlain (941) 883-3586 Johnny.Chamberlain@charlottecountyfl.gov 26.917849 -82.225964 03/23/2020 15:30 EDT No 03/23/2020 16:15 EDT Incident Location