Century Reports Sewage Spill Due To Employee Negligence

March 26, 2024

The Town of Century has recently reported two sewage spills, including one caused by employee negligence, to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

During a 20-minute period the morning of March 22, a lift station serving the Century Woods Apartment spilled 100 gallons of raw sewage, half of which was recovered.

The lift station was running on bypass pump, but a town employee failed to open a bypass valve, according to a FDEP notice.

The report filed by council member Alicia Johnson as acting superintendent stated the area was vacuumed with a pump truck, lime was applied, and debris was raked up.

On March 19, a lift station on Fourth Street had a 150-gallon sewage spill due to a debris clog. The town reported 50 gallons was recovered.

Pictured: The Century Wastewater Treatment Plant. NorthEscambia.com file photos, click to enlarge.


5 Responses to “Century Reports Sewage Spill Due To Employee Negligence”

  1. Rodney on March 26th, 2024 10:12 pm

    As with most political scenarios, the previous administatration is often blamed for errors or current states of various entities and affairs. An elementary maturity level is not a solution by any means, especially when the current elected officials seem to do very little to rectify problems. The two options should be relinquish the town charter or find a way to install individuals with proper education and training to run Century, as the current elected officials would have difficulty converting oxygen to carbon dioxide and maintain basic life functions.

  2. Me on March 26th, 2024 11:05 am

    Should just change the name of the town to “The Town of Negligence”

  3. bob on March 26th, 2024 10:46 am

    Figures…entire local municipality is a lift station.

  4. joy bryant on March 26th, 2024 9:39 am

    and yet we keep bailing them out!!! Take the mess over and make it work or stop funding them

  5. Mike on March 26th, 2024 9:02 am

    It must be quite stressful to live in Century not knowing if some calamity is waiting for you when you wake up. I’ve seen first year T-ball games more organized than this side-show.