GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Environmental officials say around 75,000 gallons of partially treated sewage flowed into a storm water retention pond in Quincy.
According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, staff at the Waste Water Treatment Facility discovered a broken sludge line in the back of the facility on Tuesday.
Authorities say around 75,000 gallons of partially treated biosolids flowed into the storm water retention pond in the back of the facility.
Valves were closed to stop the spill and no material made it to surface water.
At this time, staff is pumping the material back into the facility for treatment and disposal.
Officials say all material not able to be removed completely will have lime applied to it.
To see a map of the affected area, click here.