Wednesday, September 13, 2017

15,000 gallons of poop were dumped into Lake Formosa after Hurricane Irma

Posted By on Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 12:58 PM

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An estimated 15,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled into Lake Formosa after damage from Hurricane Irma affected a nearby apartment building.

According to the City of Orlando, a Lake Alert has been issued for Lake Formosa after a hearty stream of poop water was discovered flowing from a lift station at The Gallery at Mills Park apartment complex.

Thankfully, city employees were able to stop the flow, which was attributed to a broken pump inside the privately owned lift station.

The city warns that there is now a serious concern of elevated fecal coliform counts, and is warning residents to cease all water activities until bacteria levels normalize.

Cleanup efforts will start today, and will be overseen by a private contractor.

Warning signs have been placed on the Orlando Urban Trail bike path bridge, the shoreline of the Mennello Museum of American Art and at Lake Rowena Park.

A Lake Alert was also issued for Lake Rowena, which is connected to Formosa via a small canal.

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