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Cleanup continues after sewage spill in west Pasco

HOLIDAY — Pasco County Utilities was continuing to make repairs and clean up Tuesday after a 12-inch force main broke Monday, spilling more than 1,000 gallons of sewage.

The spill was in the area of Holiday Lakes, Key Vista and Aloha Gardens. The pipeline is in a swamp, adjacent to a canal, which has caused problems in the past, said Pasco County spokesman Doug Tobin.

The main was back in service by about 7:30 p.m. Monday.

On Tuesday, aeration was being put in place in the canal to help break down the spill. Tobin said Pasco County Utilities would be contacting the Florida Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Protection concerning the spill. Water samples in the area will be taken and reported, he said.