Reduced Sewage Spill Rate for Turkey Creek. Good News Kayakers.

Good News Kayakers!  The response system for failed lift stations is improving, and untreated releases are going down.  Here’s the last two spills into Turkey Creek, Palm Bay.  The speed of repair increased, and the impact of the failure drastically reduced.  On 7/5/2018  only 700 gallons of untreated sewage were released; on 4/8 45,000 gallons of were released.  On that day, the emergency power did not work, and repairs took several days.  Congratulations to the crew for Lift Station 47 on the improvement!

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Delivered to CLEANLAGOONby2028@gmail.com from Florida DEP on 6 July:

Incident Information
Name of Incident: CPBU Collection System
State Watch Office Case Number: (not listed, must be due to the small volume)
Start of Incident: 07/05/2018 07:50
End of Incident: 07/05/2018 08:35

Incident Description
On 7/5/2018, CPBU staff responded to Lift Station 47 communication failure alarm. Upon arrival, Tech’s noticed overflow, terminated the overflow and resolved the issue. Failure was electrical SCADA component. Part was replace and Lift Station back in operation. Approximately 700 gallons of untreated water was released into Turkey Creek. Areas around station were washed down and clean. Samples will be collected upstream and downstream of release.

Delivered to CLEANLAGOONby2028@gmail.com from Florida DEP on 9 April:

Name of Incident: CPBU Collection System
State Watch Office Case Number: 20182236

Start of Incident: 04/08/2018 14:45
End of Incident: 04/08/2018 16:30

Incident Description
On 4/8/2018, at 2:45PM, CPBU responded to customer call-in and upon arrival technicians found power failure at lift station 47, North of Anglers Drive and South of Turkey Creek bridge on Dixie Highway. Crews transported emergency standby generator was powered-up and FPL was notified. Approximately 45,000 gallons of untreated water was released into Turkey Creek. Areas around the station were washed down and cleaned. State watch office and FDEP was notified. FPL power was restored on 4/9/2018, at 2:15.

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