• Notification of an Incident or Discovery of Pollution(18)
    3/20/2017 08:15:00 AM

    Bartow, Fla. (March 18, 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:   Northeast Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility


    Installation Address: 200 Westview Drive


    Installation Location: Davenport, FL 33837


    Contact person for further information:  Krystal J. Azzarella, Polk County Utilities, (863) 298-4195


    Permit Number (if facility/installation holds a permit):  FLA012967


    Date and time of the incident or discovery: March 17, 2017 at 9:19 A.M.

     

    Location of the incident or discovery:  The incident occurred in front of Wendy’s; 44304 Access Road, Davenport, FL 33837.


    Suspected source and cause of incident or discovery:  A major discharge occurred as a result of a broken wastewater gravity main or collapsed manhole feeding a master lift station (#106) at the intersection of US Hwy 27 and I-4. The cause and exact location of the break is still under investigation.

     

     

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


    Amount of pollution, including substance or contaminant name(s):  Approximately 214,500 gallons of domestic wastewater discharged onto the ground.


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


    Potentially affected areas beyond installation property boundary:  The discharge flowed from a collapsed gravity main and/or manhole into the adjacent right-of-way and stormwater ditches along US Hwy 27 and Interstate 4.

                                                                                                                                   
    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. Currently, no roads are closed and the access road is open for two-way traffic.


    Identification of other parties notified of incident and time notification occurred: State Watch Office was notified at 9:53 p.m.  NOTIFICATION TO DEP:  DATE: March 18, 2017  TIME: 8:35 a.m.  AT: pollution.notice@dep.state.fl.us

     

    Any other information that may be helpful:  A by-pass line was installed to divert the flow around the broken gravity main. The by-pass was operational by 6:30 p.m., ceasing the discharge onto the ground. Approximately 89,600 gallons was recovered and properly disposed in accordance with regulatory requirements. The affected areas were disinfected with lime.

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Polk County Board of County Commissioners

330 W. Church St.
PO Box 9005
Bartow, FL 33831-9005
(863) 534-6000

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