SARASOTA SPRINGS, Fla. — A grease blockage in the main sewer line of a city facility in Sarasota caused about 300 gallons of wastewater to flow out of a customer’s cleanout.
An unknown amount entered a stormwater drain that leads to Sarasota Bay, according to a news release from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
The department said about 25 gallons were recovered after the 2:30 p.m. Monday incident at 1750 12th Street.
The grease blockage was removed, the affected area was disinfected with lime and then cleaned up. The DEP plans to take water samples, too.