Water-Related News

Sewer and stormwater pipes getting a hard look in Madeira Beach

By Sheila Mullane Estrada

MADEIRA BEACH — If smelly smoke starts coming out of your sink or shower drains, don't panic.

The smoke is part of a weeklong testing of the city's sanitary sewer system by Pinellas County that will identify cracks and other issues that may need repair. It is set to end Friday.

The city is simultaneously conducting a study of its aging stormwater drainage system that is expected to need several million dollars in repairs. That report is likely not to be completed until January.