Water-Related News

Update on Sewer main break in Tarpon Springs

Sewer main repair complete — Residents can resume normal water usage

Pinellas County Utilities has successfully completed the temporary repair of a broken 30-inch sewer force main on Mango Street in Tarpon Springs.

Residents in the East Lake area who were asked to limit water usage during the repair can now resume normal use.

The county mobilized a fleet of tanker trucks to pump stations around the East Lake area to handle 100 percent of the sewage that travels through the broken main during the repairs, diverting it from the site of the broken main.

The effort of neighborhoods cutting down on water usage helped county crews avoid any further sewer problems during the repair.

County staff are also grateful to the businesses in the adjacent Olympic Plaza and to residents at the Tarpon Shores Mobile Home Park for their understanding during the repairs and to staff at the city of Tarpon Springs for their assistance.

As a result of sinkhole activity, the county's sewer force main on Mango Street was damaged on Wednesday, March 30.