Water-Related News

St. Pete spilled up to 266,000 gallons of reclaimed water into bayou

It may be a new year but the city finds itself still dealing with an old problem: spills at its sewage plants.

The city announced Thursday that two spills at its Northeast sewage plant at 1160 62nd Ave. NE had been contained.

But the release — with the headline "Reclaimed Leak stopped (twice)" — left out an important detail: officials don’t know how much of the 266,000 gallon spill may have reached Smacks Bayou, which is near Placido Bayou and leads into the Tampa Bay.