A sanitary sewer line leak at South Cross Bayou Water Reclamation Facility was contained this morning after releasing approximately 1,500 to 2,000 gallons into Joeís Creek. The leak is believed to be in a 36-inch force main that crosses the creek. Crews are initiating repairs.
Residents are asked to refrain from any recreational activity in the waterway until results from water samples return. The results are expected by Wednesday.
For more information, visit www.pinellascounty.org or contact Pinellas County Utilities Customer Service at (727) 464-4000.