Heavy rain causes 25,000 gallon sewage spill near TCC

Sewage Spill
Posted at 6:05 PM, Dec 03, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Officials say at least 25,000 gallons of untreated wastewater overflowed from a manhole near TCC's campus.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection says the overflow was caused by the heavy rain over the weekend. 

The overflow occurred around 10:30 a.m. Monday morning. City crews arrived to discover that untreated domestic wastewater had overflowed from a manhole a parking lot at 480 Appleyard Drive. 

Al Moran, the vice president of communication and marketing with TCC, says that the spillage was not on campus but on a neighboring property.  

The overflow, which is estimated at 25,000 gallons, has ceased and was fully contained within the paved parking lot.

They say no surface waters were impacted by the spill.

Crews have cordoned off the area while they perform full waste recovery and disinfection. There is no threat to public health or the environment.