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Pipe break causes 2,800-gallon sewage spill in Titusville

Last updated on December 25, 2021

Nearly 3,000 gallons of sewage was spilled on Thursday after a contractor boring a hole broke an underground wastewater line, according to a notice by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

The break was reported just before 11:30 a.m. at a dig site near the southeast corner of the intersection of Park Avenue and Knox McRae Drive. The spill was halted about 12:45 p.m., after City of Titusville staff shut off the line at a nearby lift station, the notice said.

About 2,800 gallons of sewage was contained on site and removed, and the area was disinfected, the notice said. City staff replaced a 4-foot section of the broken pipe. The spill did not impact any nearby bodies of water, according to the notice.null

The city was hit with $200,000 in state penalties after a pipe break at Sand Point Park last December leaked 7.2 million gallons of raw sewage into ponds that fed into the Indian River Lagoon.

An abandoned but still active sewage main ruptured in 2018 behind a lift station on Indian River Avenue, spilling an estimated 870,000 gallons into the lagoon.

Author: Michael

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