Downtown Tampa came close to be buried in millions of gallons of raw sewage

Imagine if one-third of the city of Tampa’s sewage and wastewater was to suddenly start pouring into the downtown streets and the Hillsborough River. Tens of millions of gallons a day. Well, it almost certainly would have happened if city workers had not stumbled upon the problem while making an unrelated repair along the same line.
Published: 5:42 PM EDT June 21, 2019
Updated: 5:41 PM EDT June 21, 2019