• Notification of an Incident or Discovery of Pollution(16)
    3/17/2017 08:45:00 AM

    Bartow, Fla. (March 17, 2017) — Although no longer required, the Board of County Commissioners is providing you notification that a formal report is being sent, via email, to pollution.notice@dep.state.fl.us.

     

    A formal report is being sent, via email, to pollution.notice@dep.state.fl.us.

    Name of reporting party:  Polk County Utilities


    Installation Name:   Central Regional Utility Service Area 


    Installation Address: Lift Station #112; 52 Environmental Loop (North Central Landfill)


    Installation Location: Winter Haven, FL 33880


    Contact person for further information:  John A. Belangia, Polk County Utilities, (863) 298-4270


    Permit Number (if facility/installation holds a permit):  N/A


    Date and time of the incident or discovery:  Polk County Utilities was notified at approximately 12:30 PM on March 16, 2017.

    Location of the incident or discovery:  Lift Station #112; 52 Environmental Loop, Winter Haven, FL 33880


    Suspected source and cause of incident or discovery:  A call was received from staff at the Polk County North Central Landfill, regarding an overflow from two manholes located near Lift Station #112 on Polk County property. The overflow was the result of a failure to restore the lift station to normal operating conditions following routine maintenance earlier in the day.

     

    Type of pollution, including substance or contaminant name(s):  Domestic wastewater (sewage).       


    Amount of pollution, including substance or contaminant name(s):  Approximately 425 gallons of domestic wastewater overflowed from two manholes, across concrete and into a dry storm water ditch.


    Medium (e.g. land, water, air) affected by pollution: Land


    Potentially affected areas beyond installation property boundary:  The entire amount was confined to the stormwater ditch on Polk County property and did not impact adjacent properties.


    Potential risk to the public health, safety, or welfare:  There is no anticipated potential risk to the public health, safety or welfare. There were no flows to surface water or observed contact with groundwater.


    Identification of other parties notified of incident and time notification occurred:  INITIAL NOTIFICATION TO DEP:  DATE:   March 17, 2017 TIME: 8:30 a.m.

    AT: pollution.notice@dep.state.fl.us

     

    Any other information that may be helpful:  Upon investigation, the lift station was returned to normal operating conditions, ceasing the overflow at 12:36 PM.  Clean-up action was immediately initiated and completed at 2:30 PM. The affected areas were treated with lime disinfectant and washed down.  The entire amount was recovered from the ditch and properly disposed in accordance with regulatory requirements. 

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Polk County Board of County Commissioners

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PO Box 9005
Bartow, FL 33831-9005
(863) 534-6000

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