FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2017
The following information is related to a Sanitary Overflow that occurred on September 11, 2017, in Riviera Beach, Florida.
Date & Approximate Time: September 11, 2017 around 4:00 PM
Location: Lift Station #50 – 909 Avenue U
Description of Incident: Utility District staff responded to a pump failure due to overload in the VFD. This overload caused the #4 pump to fail, resulting in a sanitary sewer overspill. An 8” bypass pump will be used as a redundant pump for this station.
Corrective Action Taken: Emergency Response Team started corrective actions by cleaning and pumping out the catch basin and applying lime to hard surface.
Date & Time Affected Area Returned to Normal: The lift station is operating.
NORMAL WATER AND SEWER SERVICES WERE NOT INTERRUPTED AND NO BOIL WATER NOTICE HAS BEEN ISSUED