Notification: As a response to the Emergency Directive issued by Governor Rick Scott concerning public notification of possible pollution (http://www.dep.state.fl.us/pollutionnotice), the City of Orlando Wastewater Division has developed a public alert system to provide notice of any sanitary sewer overflows which have occurred within the city limits. Provided below is an announcement regarding the location of the sanitary sewer overflow.
Name of Reporting Party: City of Orlando Wastewater Division
Permit Number: Water CONSERV II (FLA010814-008)
Installation Name: City of Orlando Publicly Owned Sewer
Address: Intersection of Altaloma Avenue and Ridgewood Street
Date and Time of Incident: 10/09/2016 11:15 AM
Type of Incident: Sanitary Sewer Overflow
Location of Incident: Gravity Line
Suspected Cause: Fallen Tree damaged discharge hose for bypass pump located in area
Amount of Pollution: 200 Gallons
Medium Affected by Pollution: Soil, Roadway
Potential Health Risk: Contact with Untreated Wastewater
Other Parties Notified: City of Orlando Stormwater Division, Florida Department of Environmental Protection Orange County Environmental Protection Division,Department of Health, Local Media
City Response: City of Orlando Wastewater crews have responded to the sanitary sewer overflow, and have repaired the issue with the public sanitary sewer system which caused the overflow. As a precaution, the city crews have isolated the area surrounding the sanitary sewer overflow, and will properly sanitize and clean all areas impacted by the sewer overflow. Residents are urged to stay clear of any sanitary sewer overflow areas until the proper city personnel are able to properly sanitize these impacted areas. Illness in humans and animals can occur from the direct contact with untreated wastewater. If the sewer has made contact with the stormwater system in the area, the City of Orlando Stormwater Division will be notified to asses water contamination.
Public Notice: The City of Orlando Wastewater Division has provide specific information regarding the sanitary sewer update to its website, www.cityoforlando.net/waterreclamation, and will continue to post updates to the websites as they are obtained. For further information regarding the City of Orlando sanitary sewer overflow, please contact Daniel Friedline, Environmental Specialist III, at firstname.lastname@example.org