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Department of Health issues all-clear following spill

Post Date:12/26/2018 1:01 PM

Contact:  Jason Bartolone, Communications Specialist   941-928-3988


Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County DOH logoSarasota, FL:  The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County (DOH-Sarasota) has lifted a health advisory for Sarasota Bay near Centennial Park on Wednesday following water quality testing.

Previous samples indicated contamination of the water after a spill at the City’s Utilities campus on 12th Street last Thursday, when a 48-inch diameter pipe ruptured during a rainstorm. The City notified the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and DOH-Sarasota and took several steps to sanitize the area and mitigate the effects of the spill.

Read DOH-Sarasota’s full news release here.


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