High Springs small sewage spill, Santa Fe River 2023-05-04

Update 2023-05-05: Clean Withlacoochee River 2023-05-04.

High Springs, Alachua County, Florida, had another small sewage spill, mostly vacuumed up. It probably did not affect the Santa Fe River, but High Springs needs to get a grip.

[Public Notice and Map of High Springs Plaza Sewage Spill 2023-05-04]
Public Notice and Map of High Springs Plaza Sewage Spill 2023-05-04

Pollution Notice

Thank you for submitting a Public Notice of Pollution for a reportable Incident in compliance with Section 403.077, F.S.

All information displayed was submitted by the reporting party.

Type of Notice: Initial Report

Date of Notice: 05/04/2023

Incident Information

Name of Incident: SSO 2023-3702

State Watch Office Case Number: 2023-3702

Start of Incident: 05/04/2023 07:30

End of Incident: 05/04/2023 08:30

Incident Description: Notified of leak early morning, was able to turn off lift stations and stop most of flow from air relieve valve temporarily till a VacTruck was able to arrive to pump down and wash work area. Rags had gotten caught in valve and caused the ball to not close completely, causing the discharge, removed rags to properly close, again. Applied lime to affected area and posted signage and caution tape to quarantine the area.

Wastewater Type: Untreated

Cause: Blockage

Spill Volume: 1200

Volume Recovered: 800

Waterbodies Impacted: NA

Clean-up Status: Complete

Clean-up Actions: Vacuumed/pump truck, Applied lime, Signs posted

Agencies Notified:

Incident Location

Facility/Installation Name: High Springs WWTF

Address Line 1: 16782 NW SR 45

Address Line 2:

Directions: SR 45 / NW 172nd Ave

City: High Springs

State: FL

Zip Code: 32643

Coordinates (in decimal degrees):

Lat: 29.809653986810364, Long: -82.60677044084605

Impacted Counties: Alachua

[Map: High Springs Plaza Spill in SRWT 2023-05-04]
Map: High Springs Plaza Spill in the WWALS map of the Suwannee River Water Trail (SRWT) 2023-05-04

Incident Reported By

Name: Richard Cason

Title: Waste Water Operator/Superintendent

Phone: (352) 258-2763

E-mail Address: rcason@highsprings.gov

On-Site Contact

Name: Richard Cason

Phone: (352) 258-2763

E-mail Address: rcason@highsprings.gov

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