More than 600 gallons of untreated wastewater leaked

Posted at 7:18 PM, Dec 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-30 19:18:00-05

CHATTAHOOCHEE, Fla. (WTXL) - In Gadsden County, 650 gallons of untreated sewage has leaked into a drainage ditch that leads to Mosquito Creek.

According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the clogged sewage line set an alarm off Sunday at 7:30 a.m. Officials say the leak started at the Florida State Hospital Power House on Engineering Road in Chattahoochee.

Officials say, as of 5 p.m., the leak has been fixed and they've treated all affected areas with lime.