FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2017
The following information is related to a Sanitary Overflow that occurred on July 27, 2017, in Riviera Beach, Florida.
Date & Approximate Time: July 27, 2017 @ 7:00 AM
Location: 7525 Central Industrial Drive
Description of Incident: Sanitary Overflow at LS#20 force main discharge line. Force Main failure due to aged infrastructure. The 8" asbestos cement collapsed on an area of the pipe.
Corrective Action Taken: Spill contents were contained and vacuumed up. The affected area has been sanitized. Samples were taken and Information provided to the businesses in the affected area. Removal of old pipe installed in a new line.
Date & Time Affected Area Returned to Normal: The lift station is operating and the force main discharge line is functioning.
NORMAL WATER AND SEWER SERVICES WERE NOT INTERRUPTED AND NO BOIL WATER NOTICE HAS BEEN ISSUED