1,500 gallons raw sewage enter Punta Gorda storm drain

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Rain caused 1,500 gallons of raw sewage to enter a storm drain early Monday morning, the Florida Division of Emergency Management said.

The sewage was released from a manhole around 1:26 a.m. on Deep Creek Boulevard and Copiapo Circle, according to an incident report.

No drinking water sources were affected, according to the incident report. Crews planned to spread lime Monday morning.

It’s the fourth instance of sewage water releases in the last week across Southwest Florida, and the third in Charlotte County.

No further information was immediately available.

Writer:Rachel Ravina
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