Monday, November 19, 2018
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Broken pipe in Shore Acres sends sewage into canal near Bayou Grande

A broken discharge pipe is being blamed for a spill that sent thousands of gallons of wastewater into a canal near Bayou Grande Wednesday morning.

The city of St. Petersburg disclosed the spill at 5002 Shore Acres Blvd NE in a report to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. In the report, the city estimated that 5,800 gallons of wastewater flowed from the broken pipe into the canal.

Signs were posted warning residents, according to the report, and water quality testing has been started.

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