Ruptured sewer line to Sand Key nearly fixed

CLEARWATER — The ruptured main sewer line serving the community of Sand Key had been almost entirely repaired by early Wednesday.

The line runs along Gulf Boulevard and traffic was still being shifted while crews worked to repair the road. It was unclear how long traffic would be affected.

The sewer line, which ruptured about three-quarters of a mile south of the Sand Key Bridge, burst Tuesday afternoon.

Crews worked overnight to repair a 16-inch sewer line that burst at a PVC restrained fitting that was installed during a road widening project in 2000, according to the city.

The pump station was working an pumping again.

Some sewage leaked into the intracoastal waterway through a nearby storm drain. The spill was reported to the state and the area is now being sampled. Warning signs have been posted.

Sampling will continue until the area has returned to normal.

Ruptured sewer line to Sand Key nearly fixed 02/01/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 6:59am]

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