Monthly Archives: September 2016

PVC Pipe Break: Brevard County, Florida

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Brevard County Utility Services Director said that “plans are underway to replace [a troublesome] section of pipe with something more durable” after a broken PVC pipe sent 750,000 gallons of sewage into several canals and overflow ponds. FloridaToday had the story:

“‘I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this is going to be a serious break,’ Brevard County Utility Services Director Jim Helmer told Brevard County commissioners Tuesday morning. It also is one of several such breaks to occur in a 1.1-mile stretch where 20-year-old PVC pipe was used in the sewer line. Helmer said.”

Residents in the area were asked to “restrict any activity that sent water into the drains, including flushing toilets and washing clothes” while repairs were being made.

Beachside sewage leak repaired; normal water usage OK’d

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Florida Today – Workers completed repairs to a sewer main that leaked up to 750,000 gallons of sewage into several surrounding canals and overflow ponds, Brevard County Emergency Management office said Wednesday. That means beach side residents impacted by the break on Tuesday can resume normal water usage.

The efforts came nearly a day after the large break was detected, affecting customers on the beachside between Pineda and Eau Gallie Causeways. Officials had asked residents to restrict any activity that sent water into the drains, including flushing toilets and washing clothes.

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