GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Three hundred gallons of wastewater leaked out in Chattahoochee Thursday night after the system became clogged with surgical and N-95 masks according to a Florida Department of Environmental Protection initial report.
On Thursday at 9 p.m., raw untreated wastewater was discovered leaking from a manhole on the corner of Main Street and Engineer Road, the report said.
The report goes on to say that leak was due to a clog caused by surgical and N-95 masks from nearby Florida State Hospital.
In total, 300 gallons of wastewater were spilled before hospital staff removed the clog with a jetter machine and normal flow was restored at 10:15 p.m.
The report also said that Mosquito Creek was affected by this leak, but added that the clean-up process has already been completed.