A Sanitary Sewer Overflow -SSO- occurred on February 22, at 515 W. Roberts Rd. due to a broken six-inch force main, damaged by a utility contractor. The overflow was estimated at 5,200 gallons, of which 3,500 gallons were recovered by vacuum truck and transported to an ECUA water reclamation facility for proper disposal and treatment. ECUA crews also diverted flows, preventing an additional 6,500 gallons from overflowing. The overflow was contained onsite in a locked and gated stormwater retention pond. Bacteriological sampling was not required.
ECUA crews repaired the main and cleaned the overflow area with a biocide agent that abated any contamination concerns, per State protocol. In accordance with standard operating procedure, the ECUA notified the State Warning Point, the Escambia County Health Department, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
For more information, customers may contact ECUA Customer Service at (850) 476-0480 for assistance.
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