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Hundreds of gallons of sewage spill into Lake Worth Lagoon in Riviera Beach

Hundreds of gallons of sewage spill into Lake Worth Lagoon in Riviera Beach
Posted at 10:32 AM, Jun 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-10 16:08:06-04

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) says a Sanitary Sewer Overspill occurred in Riviera Beach for approximately 8 hours on Friday.

A pump controller located at 600 W. Blue Heron Boulevard was damaged by a lightning storm and caused the release of approximately 200-300 gallons of sewage into the Lake Worth Lagoon, according to FDEP.

FDEP says a spare controller will be installed to remedy the issue.