Excessive rain has swamped local sewer systems

Heavy rain overwhelmed the sewer system in Sarasota this weekend. In all, 26 million gallons of reclaimed water has been discharged from a storage pond at the Bee Ridge Water Reclamation Facility. It holds about 170 million gallons, but it’s overflowing.
Published: 6:20 PM EDT August 19, 2019
Updated: 6:19 PM EDT August 19, 2019