• Orange County Utilities reports 47,000-gallon sewage spill


    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Orange County Utilities officials reported Wednesday a 47,000-gallon sewage spill in the area of John Young Parkway and National Parks Drive.

    According to information from the county, the incident started at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday when a 12-inch pipe overflowed due to the failure of a 2-inch corporation stop.

    Of the 47,000 gallons of untreated sewage, 46,000 gallons were recovered but 1,000 gallons soaked into the ground and could not be recovered. 

    The spill did not affect any waterways, county information said. 

    Just before 1 p.m., the leak was stopped and the sewage was recovered, a county filing with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection said.

    The spill constitutes a "minimal risk to public health, safety or welfare," the filing said.

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