Pipe Burst Spills 23,000 Gallons of Untreated Wastewater Near Killearn Estates

Pipe Burst Spills 23,000 Gallons of Untreated Wastewater Near Killearn Estates

A sewer pipe burst on Sunday, October 1, spilling 23,000 gallons of untreated wastewater in a ditch along Centerville Road near McLaughlin Drive.

The incident location was reported as the T P Smith Water Reclamation Facility at 5188 Centerville Rd.

A report by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), indicated the burst occurred at 2:20 p.m. The report stated that “the spilled volume entered the storm water ditch along Centerville Road …. where it was fully contained and recovered.”

Clean up action included the use of a vacuum/pump truck, application of disinfectant, collection and disposal of debris.

6 Responses to "Pipe Burst Spills 23,000 Gallons of Untreated Wastewater Near Killearn Estates"

  1. The problem is that we have infrastructure that is becoming more and more functionally obsolete. Blueprint has $50 million designated to address water quality issues. I would like to see an accounting of how that money is being spent. Additionally, why is it that the roads throughout our neighborhoods are full of pot holes? We need our elected officials to focus their attention to repaving our roads. And while they are at it, wouldn’t be great to clean up the city? For example, couldn’t a city crew go out and power wash all the mold off of the flyover. Little things could go a long way to make our community a nicer place to live. Instead we have commissioners infighting. Very disappointing.

  2. @ Pam = I would have to say, all of it. What I would like to see is, “Pop Off” Valves be installed every 500 to 1000 Yards so, if Pressure ever builds up, a “Pop Off” Valve opens redirecting the Sewage/Waste to a big underground Tank. When the “Pop Off” Valve activates it sounds an Alarm alerting that a Repair is needed NOW.

  3. Does this say anything about the age of the pipes? Is it an infrastructure problem of is it because folks are putting stuff in the sewage system that blocks the flow and increases pressure?

  4. The Capital Circle spill is officially over 970,000 gallons. The Killearn spill plus two other related out the total close to if not over 1 Million gallons. Outstanding questions are what path did it travel and how much percolated into the soil of the 10’ trench, and how long was it leaking before breaking the surface

  5. 23,000 Gallons? I find that hard to believe. Did any of that come up through the Road or did it travel underground some first? I’m worried about Cave Ins.

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