Sewage spews at WPB treatment plant

SUBURBAN WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Work is underway to contain a leak at Palm Beach County's largest sewage treatment plant.

According to the Palm Beach Post, 1,000 gallons of sewage has leaked from a location about 25 feet underground at the East Central Regional Water Reclamation Facility.

The plant is near Florida's Turnpike and Roebuck Road in suburban West Palm Beach.

The plant's manager, Joe Carlini, told the Post the leak was reported Tuesday.

Carlini said he thinks an old underground line dislodged after residue from sewage was being pumped for disposal. This plant is near a city of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County well field used for drinking water.

There hasn't been word yet if this leak will affect water supplies.

Inspectors for the Department of Environmental Protection were at the plant Thursday.

The Palm Beach Post also reports a plastic liner and a bypass line have been used to contain this leak.

This plant services West Palm Beach, Riviera Beach, Lake Worth and Palm Beach.

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