Manatee sewage spill
MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - Longboat Key town officials say up to twenty-six million gallons could have spilled near Sarasota Bay from a major sewer line break.
That could be the impact from the sewer line going from Longboat Key, under Sarasota Bay to a wastewater treatment facility in Bradenton. It took place on Monday about a hundred yards from the bay on the Aqua By the Bay property on El Conquistador Parkway. Town officials say it happened on a pipe that’s around 50-years-old.
“We thought it had at least another twenty years of life, however we had been planning and preparing for a replacement of a redundant pipe over the next ten-year period, so this was a bit unexpected,” said Isaac Brownman, Public Works Director for Longboat Key.