Reports that 26,000,000 gallons of reclaimed water has been discharged over the past few days




Reports that 26,000,000 gallons of reclaimed water has been discharged over the past few days


A few of these have come out since Thursday of last week.   The Herald is reporting that 26 million gallons of reclaimed water have spilled over.  


Why is this bad?  As the scientist with the Sierra Club told me, reclaimed water is full of nutrients.  Also, reclaimed water is about 80% more difficult to filter the nutrients out.   So, this water is spilling into the water system and what does nutrients do?   Well we all remember how they aggravated the red tide situation last year…………  You can read the Herald’s article by clicking — >>> here


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Notice of Submission
Pursuant to Section 403.077, F.S., the Department of Environmental Protection has received the following Public Notice of Pollution for a reportable release. All information displayed was submitted by the reporting party.

Type of Notice: Updated Report
Date of Notice: 08/15/2019

Incident Information
Name of Incident: BR WRF Reuse 081519
State Watch Office Case Number: 4596
Start of Incident: 08/15/2019 10:30
Incident is on-going as of: 08/19/2019 11:58

Incident Description
Earlier this morning, due to the continuous rains and flooding conditions in the area, the reclaimed water storage pond at the Bee Ridge Water Reclamation Facility began to overflow through the emergency spillway. Reclaimed water in the pond is water that has been fully treated, meets all public access reuse standards and is typically used for irrigation purposes. Staff has begun sampling at the pond and downstream to monitor the effects of the emergency discharge. Staff will continue to monitor the situation and make every effort to minimize the volume and duration of the event. We will monitor the water flowing from our reuse holding pond to Philippi Creek, and take samples Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until such time that the demand for reuse increases, and the spill ceases. As of 8/18 26.072 MG has discharged.

Incident Location
Facility/Installation Name: Bee Ridge WRF
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State: FL
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Lat: 27.302, Long: -82.391
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Impacted Counties: Sarasota

Incident Reported By
Name: David Hawkins
Title: Chief Operator
Phone: (941) 861-6790
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On-Site Contact
Name: Patricia Nihart
Phone: (941) 861-6790
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