On Wednesday, October 12, at 8:15 a.m., ECUA crews reported a sewage spill at Lift Station 262, located at 8100 Lillian Highway.  The spill, which is estimated at 5,000 gallons, was caused by a broken 4-inch force main. 

According to ECUA officials, field crews that responded to the spill were able to vacuum up much of the spill; however, some of the spill entered a nearby storm drain.  The ECUA worked with DEP to develop a sampling plan to monitor the area.  There has been no reported impact to any surface waters.

 An ECUA crew repaired the affected force main and cleaned the area. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Escambia County Health Department were notified.