More than 20,000 gallons of untreated wastewater leaks from pipe near Golden Gate


The Florida Department of Environmental Protection says that approximately 24,000 gallons of raw sewage leaked from a pipe in Collier County.

Collier County Wastewater was notified of the leak near 4700 Green Boulevard in Golden Gate. Signs have been posted in the area to warn people about untreated sewage.

DEP says the water leaked into a ditch along the highway and says some made it into a nearby canal.

Samples of the sewage leak were collected for analysis.

DEP says the leak has been repaired and the impacted areas have been disinfected with lime.

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