Jun 8, 2016

St. Petersburg Pumping Sewage into Bay as Tropical Storm Colin Flooding Continues

St. Petersburg, FL
USA
by
Ada Carr
,
Weather Underground
A motorist drives down a flooded street in St. Petersburg, Fla., after Tropical Storm Colin dumped heavy rains over the Tampa Bay area Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Photo: James Borchuck/The Tampa Bay Times via AP
A motorist drives down a flooded street in St. Petersburg, Fla., after Tropical Storm Colin dumped heavy rains over the Tampa Bay area Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Photo: James Borchuck/The Tampa Bay Times via AP

St. Petersburg, Fl will be pumping partially treated sewage into the bay after rainwater infiltrated leaky sewer pipes and overloaded the system...

The sewage will be pumped by pipe about a quarter of a mile into the bay, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has been notified of the discharge