Over 21K Gallons Of Sewage Spilled In Cantonment

February 13, 2018

About 21,300 gallons of sewage spilled Saturday in Cantonment, the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority reported on Monday.

The spill occurred at Pine Forest Road and Copper Ridge Road after a contractor working in the area bore through the 6-inch sewer main. A vacuum truck was used to recover 10,000 gallons and transported to an ECUA water reclamation facility for proper disposal and treatment.   Bacteriological sampling has been initiated.

CUA crews repaired the sewer main and ensured that the overflow area was cleaned and disinfected with a biocide to eliminate any contamination concerns.

As is standard operating procedure, the ECUA notified the Escambia County Health Department, State Warning Point, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.


5 Responses to “Over 21K Gallons Of Sewage Spilled In Cantonment”

  1. ecua lsm on February 14th, 2018 11:16 am

    A map of all pipe locations within a specific area is available to contractors. Purely error on the operator’s part. Either call 811 or email ECUA requesting a map be provided, use your resources.

  2. Thatguy on February 14th, 2018 10:21 am

    It more than likely wasn’t marked. Been battelung Ecua to make there lines for years. They just don’t care.

  3. randy on February 13th, 2018 9:08 pm

    all contractors are required to call 811 48 hours before they plan on digging. its very possible ecua miss located the line, or marking could have been removed by resent rains

  4. anne 1of2 on February 13th, 2018 9:55 am

    A contractor doesn’t have to call anyone before he digs? We are supposed to call before we dig to insure we aren’t tilling up underground utilities. Are contractors immune to the rules?

  5. Katie on February 13th, 2018 4:10 am

    Yes but those Pensacola oysters are delish lol

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