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Accidental Wastewater Spill

For questions or information (including damages and/or claims associated with the FDOT’s contractors’ activities), please contact :

Daniela Silva
I-95 Project Phase 3C
Assistant Community Outreach Specialist
The Corradino Group
Cell: (786) 441-3088
Email: msilva@corradino.com

City Retains Law Firm

The City of Pompano Beach has retained an environmental law firm to protect the city and residents interests.

Manson Bolves Donaldson Varn logo

Wastewater Spill Update 5/2/19

The two links below are:

1. A memorandum prepared for the City of Pompano Beach by the City’s independent third-party environmental consultant Dr. Anthony Janicki who reviewed all of the water quality data collected by the City of Pompano Beach and Broward County as the result of FDOT’s accidental sewage spill.

Memo: http://pompanobeachfl.gov/assets/docs/pages/other/Pompano Beach_Water Quality Memo.pdf

2. A review prepared by Dr. Janicki of the second report by APTIM Environmental & Infrastructure, LLC., the company working on behalf of FDOT and its contractors in developing a remediation plan for FDOT’s accidental sewage spill. The APTIM letter report was submitted to Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department as a follow-up to their previous report.

Review: http://pompanobeachfl.gov/assets/docs/pages/other/Review APTIM April 6 Report 4-18-19.pdf

The City of Pompano Beach continues to have on-going conversations with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department on FDOT’s accidental sewage spill.

For questions or information (including damages and/or claims associated with the FDOT’s contractors’ activities), please contact Daniela Silva at (786) 441-3088 or by Email: msilva@corradino.com

Wastewater Spill Update 4/8/19

The links below contain the second report and photographic documentation sediment core sampling provided by Aptim Environmental & Infrastructure, LLC. (APTIM), the company working on behalf of FDOT and its contractors in developing a remediation plan for FDOT’s accidental sewage spill. The report was sent to Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department.

File 1: Sewage Discharge Restoration Plan April Update - https://file.ac/wt3eDSuRVLk/

File 2: Photographic Documentation: https://file.ac/1tG7HmXsNjI/

The City of Pompano Beach continues to have on-going conversations with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department on FDOT’s accidental sewage spill.

For questions or information (including damages and/or claims associated with the FDOT’s contractors’ activities), please contact Daniela Silva at (786) 441-3088 or by Email: msilva@corradino.com

Wastewater Spill Update 3/27/19

Attached is the analysis by the City’s independent third-party environmental consultant, Janicki Environmental, Inc., of the Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Remediation Plan. The Remediation Plan was prepared by APTIM for FDOT. Dr. Janicki is reviewing and analyzing data collected by the responsible parties of the sewage spill as well as the Department of Transportation’s Remediation Plan.

The City continues to have on-going conversations with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department on FDOT’s accidental sewage spill.

For questions or information (including damages and/or claims associated with the FDOT’s contractors’ activities), please contact Daniela Silva at (786) 441-3088 or by Email: msilva@corradino.com

Wastewater Spill Update 3/14/19

There is no major changes to report since last week’s update on FDOT’s accidental sewage spill. The City continues to have on-going conversations with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department on FDOT’s accidental sewage spill.

Janicki Environmental, Inc., the City’s independent third-party environmental consultant, is continuing to access, review and analyze data collected by the responsible parties of the spill, the City’s data collected and the Department of Transportation’s Remediation Plan.

Dr. Janicki gave a presentation at the February 26th Commission Meeting as well as a public meeting along with answers to questions from the public. The City videotaped the meeting, so if you would like to view it, you can click on the link below. It is also posted on the City’s website on the sewage spill update page.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX3n2n16ns8

Dr. Janicki will provide the City Commission with his next update at the City Commission Meeting in April or May at 6:00 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers. The exact date of the will be emailed and posted when it is confirmed.

For questions or information (including damages and/or claims associated with the FDOT’s contractors’ activities), please contact Daniela Silva at (786) 441-3088 or by Email: msilva@corradino.com

Wastewater Spill Update 3/7/19

Letter from the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) contractor APTIM Environmental & Infrastructure, LLC. provided to the Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department provided on March 5, 2019: Letter

Janicki Environmental, Inc., the City’s independent third-party environmental consultant, is continuing to access, review and analyze data collected by the responsible parties of the spill, the City’s data collected and the Department of Transportation’s Remediation Plan.

The City continues to have on-going conversations with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department on FDOT’s accidental sewage spill.

Dr. Janicki gave a presentation at the February 26th Commission Meeting as well as a public meeting along with answers to questions from the public. The City videotaped the meeting, so if you would like to view it, you can click on the link below. It is also posted on the City’s website on the sewage spill update page.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX3n2n16ns8

Dr. Janicki will provide the City Commission with his next update at the City Commission Meeting in April or May at 6:00 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers. The exact date of the will be emailed and posted when it is confirmed.

For questions or information (including damages and/or claims associated with the FDOT’s contractors’ activities), please contact Daniela Silva at (786) 441-3088 or by Email: msilva@corradino.com

Wastewater Spill Update 2/28/19

The City’s independent third-party environmental consultant, Janicki Environmental, Inc., who is conducting an analysis of impacts of FDOT’s accidental sewage spill to the environment, provided an update to the City Commission in the February 26th Commission Meeting.

Dr. Janicki gave the same presentation at the public meeting held on Wednesday, along with answers to questions from the public. The City videotaped the meeting, so if you would like to view it, you can click on the link below. It is also posted on the City’s website on the sewage spill update page.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX3n2n16ns8

Janicki Environmental, Inc. is continuing to access, review and analyze data collected by the responsible parties of the spill, the City’s data collected and the Department of Transportation’s Remediation Plan.

Dr. Janicki will provide the City Commission with his next update at the City Commission Meeting in April or May at 6:00 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers. I will update the exact date when it is confirmed.

For questions or information (including damages and/or claims associated with the FDOT’s contractors’ activities), please contact Daniela Silva at (786) 441-3088 or by Email: msilva@corradino.com

Wastewater Spill Update 2/21/19

The link below is the Draft Remediation Plan the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) contractor APTIM Environmental & Infrastructure, LLC. provided to the Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department on January 31, 2019:

http://pompanobeachfl.gov/assets/docs/pages/other/Sewage%20Discharge%20Remediation%20Plan_BCEPD.pdf

The next link below is the memo with comments from the City’s independent third-party environmental consultant, Janicki Environmental, Inc., on the Draft Remediation Plan created and submitted to Broward County by APTIM Environmental & Infrastructure, LLC:

http://pompanobeachfl.gov/assets/docs/pages/other/Comments%20on%20Accidental%20Wastewater%20Discharge%20Remediation%20Plan.pdf

At the next City Commission Meeting on February 26th at 6:00 p.m., the City Commission will hear a report from the third party environmental consultant Janicki Environmental, Inc. who is conducting an analysis of impacts of the FDOT’s accidental sewage spill to the environment.

Then on Wednesday, February 27th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., the City has scheduled a public meeting with Tony Janicki, the City’s independent third-party environmental consultant in the City Commission Chambers located at 100 West Atlantic Boulevard for interested citizens. The City is also asking representatives from FDOT, its contractors, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the South Florida Water Management District, and Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department to attend and answer any questions that may arise.

Sampling of the test parameters Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (TKN), Nitrogen Oxide (NOx),Total Nitrogen (TN), Total Phosphorus (TP), Orthophosphate (PO4), Chlorophyl a corrected (Chl a (corr)), E. Coli and Enterococci Bacteria is on-going and are being validated by Janicki Environmental, Inc.

For questions or information (including damages and/or claims associated with the FDOT’s contractors’ activities), please contact Daniela Silva at (786) 441-3088 or by Email: msilva@corradino.com

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 2/12/19

The City of Pompano Beach has consulted with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department and all agree to rescind the advisory that no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water.

After numerous days of lab results from all surface water samples collected and analyzed for fecal coliform by the City of Pompano Beach and Broward County which are well below the target level of 800 Colony Forming Units/100mL, the City will no longer be testing for fecal coliform.

However, as requested by the City’s independent third-party consultant and in preparation of completing an analysis of impacts to the environment and human health, water sampling of the test perameters Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (TKN), Nitrogen Oxide (NOx),Total Nitrogen (TN), Total Phosphorus (TP), Orthophosphate (PO4), Chlorophyl a corrected (Chl a (corr)), E. Coli and Enterococci Bacteria will continue on a weekly basis. Results will be posted on the City’s website as well as provided in the e-mail distribution list which will also continue on a weekly basis.

For questions or information (including damages and/or claims associated with the FDOT’s contractors’ activities), please contact Daniela Silva at (786) 441-3088 or by Email: msilva@corradino.com

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 2/11/19

After numerous days of lab results from all surface water samples collected and analyzed for fecal coliform by the City of Pompano Beach and Broward County which are well below the target level of 800 Colony Forming Units/100mL, the City will no longer be testing for fecal coliform.

However, as requested by the City’s independent third-party consultant and in preparation of completing an analysis of impacts to the environment and human health, water sampling of the test perameters Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (TKN), Nitrogen Oxide (NOx),Total Nitrogen (TN), Total Phosphorus (TP), Orthophosphate (PO4), Chlorophyl a corrected (Chl a (corr)), E. Coli and Enterococci Bacteria will continue on a weekly basis. Results will be posted on the City’s website as well as provided in the e-mail distribution list which will also continue on a weekly basis.

The City has consulted with Broward County EDP to rescind the advisory that no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water. When that is received, we will post it on the City’s website as well as send the update to the email distribution list.

For questions or information (including damages and/or claims associated with the FDOT’s contractors’ activities), please contact Daniela Silva at (786) 441-3088 or by Email: msilva@corradino.com

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 2/10/19

All surface water sample results are well below the target level of 800 Colony Forming Units/100mL or below. However, in an abundance of caution, the City will continue testing all of the affected water. As requested by the City’s independent third-party consultant and in preparation of completing an analysis of the impacts to the environment and human health, the City has begun testing for the following: In situ – DO, Temp, pH, Conductivity, Salinity Nutrients – TK, NOx, TN, TP, PO4, Chl a (corr), Bacteria –E. Coli and Enterococci.

There are 38 aerators located west of the G-57 structure.

Below is an email chain from City of Pompano Beach Mayor Rex Hardin and State Representative Chip LaMarca pertaining to the State of Florida Department of Health:

Email Chain

The City is still advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water.

The results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory, surface water sample site map and aerator map are below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 2/8/19 in order for the laboratory to process the results. Five new sample sites were added on 1/17/19 and one added 1/18/19 therefore, those results are in the chart below. Those sites are located at 901 NW 10 Street, NW 10 Avenue and MLK, Jr. Boulevard, NW 6th Street and 10th Avenue, NW 8th Street and 10th Avenue, 714 SE 7th Avenue and Weaver Park. Due to the growing size of the sample results, it has been broken in to three charts. The target level is 800 Colony Forming Units/100mL or below.

Testing of waters in the environment will always show ongoing fluctuations due to the rain washing wildlife, dog, cat, bird, etc. fecal matter into the water. Some of the water feeding into the Pompano Canal normally carries with it fecal bacteria from the C-14 Canal due to the same sources. All of these influences will cause the test numbers to go up and down.

data to go with map of test sites

Confluent growth:

Due to the formation of the bacteria colonies tested, results were not distinct. Bacteria that have grown together make identification of a particular bacteria impossible.

TNTC:

Due to the rain event, there was a natural change of the water biology, therefore the bacterial numbers were too numerous to count.

Map of testing sites Map of aerator locations

For questions or information (including damages and/or claims associated with the FDOT’s contractors’ activities), please contact Daniela Silva at (786) 441-3088 or by Email: msilva@corradino.com

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 2/9/19

All surface water sample results are well below the target level of 800 Colony Forming Units/100mL or below. However, in an abundance of caution, the City will continue testing all of the affected water. As requested by the City’s independent third-party consultant and in preparation of completing an analysis of the impacts to the environment and human health, the City has begun testing for the following: In situ – DO, Temp, pH, Conductivity, Salinity Nutrients – TK, NOx, TN, TP, PO4, Chl a (corr), Bacteria –E. Coli and Enterococci.

There are 38 aerators located west of the G-57 structure.

Below is an email chain from City of Pompano Beach Mayor Rex Hardin and State Representative Chip LaMarca pertaining to the State of Florida Department of Health:

Email Chain

data to go with map of test sites
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Confluent growth:

Due to the formation of the bacteria colonies tested, results were not distinct. Bacteria that have grown together make identification of a particular bacteria impossible.

TNTC:

Due to the rain event, there was a natural change of the water biology, therefore the bacterial numbers were too numerous to count.

Map of testing sites Map of aerator locations

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 2/8/19

All surface water sample results are well below the target level of 800 Colony Forming Units/100mL or below. However, in an abundance of caution, the City will continue testing all of the affected water. As requested by the City’s independent third-party consultant and in preparation of completing an analysis of the impacts to the environment and human health, the City has begun testing for the following: In situ – DO, Temp, pH, Conductivity, Salinity Nutrients – TK, NOx, TN, TP, PO4, Chl a (corr), Bacteria –E. Coli and Enterococci.

There are 38 aerators located west of the G-57 structure.

The link below contains an email chain from City of Pompano Beach Mayor Rex Hardin and State Representative Chip LaMarca pertaining to the State of Florida Department of Health:

Email Chain

data to go with map of test sites

Confluent growth:

Due to the formation of the bacteria colonies tested, results were not distinct. Bacteria that have grown together make identification of a particular bacteria impossible.

TNTC:

Due to the rain event, there was a natural change of the water biology, therefore the bacterial numbers were too numerous to count.

Map of testing sites Map of aerator locations

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 2/7/19

All surface water sample results are well below the target level of 800 Colony Forming Units/100mL or below. However, in an abundance of caution, the City will continue testing all of the affected water. As requested by the City’s independent third-party consultant and in preparation of completing an analysis of the impacts to the environment and human health, the City has begun testing for the following: In situ – DO, Temp, pH, Conductivity, Salinity Nutrients – TK, NOx, TN, TP, PO4, Chl a (corr), Bacteria –E. Coli and Enterococci.

There are 80 aerators located west of the G-57 structure.

To view the Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department’s Notice of Violation and Hearing received today and the City’s response click here: http://pompanobeachfl.gov/assets/docs/pages/other/city resp. to notice of violation.pdf

The City has hired an environmental law firm that has substantial experience in water quality issues and includes the past General Counsel of the South Florida Water Management District, two past General Counsels of the Southwest Florida Water Management District, the past General Counsel of FDEP, and a past Department of Environmental Regulation Secretary.

In addition, a third-party environmental consultant, Janicki Environmental, Inc., has been retained to ensure that water quality data, compliance procedures, and interagency coordination proceeds in an organized and diligent fashion. The consultant’s tasks includes obtaining and review existing water quality data including any pre-event data and all data collected following FDOT’s damage to the City’s sewer main; providing a summary of the potential and/or likely environmental and human health effects due to the spill; and developing recommendations to address the identified environmental and human health effects. In addition, the consultant will analyze FDOT’s or its consultants’ plans for remediation or restoration and make recommendations or proposed revisions.

For questions or information (including damages and/or claims associated with the FDOT’s contractors’ activities), please contact Daniela Silva at (786) 441-3088 or by Email: msilva@corradino.com

The City is still advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water.

The results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory, surface water sample site map and aerator map are below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 2/5/19 in order for the laboratory to process the results. Five new sample sites were added on 1/17/19 and one added 1/18/19 therefore, those results are in the chart below. Those sites are located at 901 NW 10 Street, NW 10 Avenue and MLK, Jr. Boulevard, NW 6th Street and 10th Avenue, NW 8th Street and 10th Avenue, 714 SE 7th Avenue and Weaver Park. Due to the growing size of the sample results, it has been broken in to three charts. The target level is 800 Colony Forming Units/100mL or below.

Testing of waters in the environment will always show ongoing fluctuations due to the rain washing wildlife, dog, cat, bird, etc. fecal matter into the water. Some of the water feeding into the Pompano Canal normally carries with it fecal bacteria from the C-14 Canal due to the same sources. All of these influences will cause the test numbers to go up and down.

data to go with map of test sites

Confluent growth:

Due to the formation of the bacteria colonies tested, results were not distinct. Bacteria that have grown together make identification of a particular bacteria impossible.

TNTC:

Due to the rain event, there was a natural change of the water biology, therefore the bacterial numbers were too numerous to count.

Map of testing sites Map of aerator locations

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 2/6/19

All surface water sample results are well below the target level of 800 Colony Forming Units/100mL or below. However, in an abundance of caution, the City will continue testing all of the affected water. As requested by the City’s independent third-party consultant and in preparation of completing an analysis of the impacts to the environment and human health, the City has begun testing for the following: In situ – DO, Temp, pH, Conductivity, Salinity, Nutrients – TK, NOx, TN, TP, PO4, Chl a (corr), Bacteria –E. Coli and Enterococci.

There are 80 aerators located west of the G-57 structure.

The City has hired an environmental law firm that has substantial experience in water quality issues and includes the past General Counsel of the South Florida Water Management District, two past General Counsels of the Southwest Florida Water Management District, the past General Counsel of FDEP, and a past Department of Environmental Regulation Secretary.

In addition, a third-party environmental consultant, Janicki Environmental, Inc., has been retained to ensure that water quality data, compliance procedures, and interagency coordination proceeds in an organized and diligent fashion. The consultant’s tasks includes obtaining and review existing water quality data including any pre-event data and all data collected following FDOT’s damage to the City’s sewer main; providing a summary of the potential and/or likely environmental and human health effects due to the spill; and developing recommendations to address the identified environmental and human health effects. In addition, the consultant will analyze FDOT’s or its consultants’ plans for remediation or restoration and make recommendations or proposed revisions.

For questions or information (including damages and/or claims associated with the FDOT’s contractors’ activities), please contact Daniela Silva at (786) 441-3088 or by Email: msilva@corradino.com

The City is still advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water.

The results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory, surface water sample site map and aerator map are below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 2/4/19 in order for the laboratory to process the results. Five new sample sites were added on 1/17/19 and one added 1/18/19 therefore, those results are in the chart below. Those sites are located at 901 NW 10 Street, NW 10 Avenue and MLK, Jr. Boulevard, NW 6th Street and 10th Avenue, NW 8th Street and 10th Avenue, 714 SE 7th Avenue and Weaver Park. Due to the growing size of the sample results, it has been broken in to three charts. The target level is 800 Colony Forming Units/100mL or below.

Testing of waters in the environment will always show ongoing fluctuations due to the rain washing wildlife, dog, cat, bird, etc. fecal matter into the water. Some of the water feeding into the Pompano Canal normally carries with it fecal bacteria from the C-14 Canal due to the same sources. All of these influences will cause the test numbers to go up and down.

data to go with map of test sites

Confluent growth:

Due to the formation of the bacteria colonies tested, results were not distinct. Bacteria that have grown together make identification of a particular bacteria impossible.

TNTC:

Due to the rain event, there was a natural change of the water biology, therefore the bacterial numbers were too numerous to count.

Map of testing sites Map of aerator locations

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 2/5/19

All surface water sample results are well below the target level of 800 Colony Forming Units/100mL or below. However, in an abundance of caution, the City will continue testing all of the affected water. There are 82 aerators located west of the G-57 structure.

The City has hired an environmental law firm that has substantial experience in water quality issues and includes the past General Counsel of the South Florida Water Management District, two past General Counsels of the Southwest Florida Water Management District, the past General Counsel of FDEP, and a past Department of Environmental Regulation Secretary.

In addition, a third-party environmental consultant, Janicki Environmental, Inc., has been retained to ensure that water quality data, compliance procedures, and interagency coordination proceeds in an organized and diligent fashion. The consultant’s tasks includes obtaining and review existing water quality data including any pre-event data and all data collected following FDOT’s damage to the City’s sewer main; providing a summary of the potential and/or likely environmental and human health effects due to the spill; and developing recommendations to address the identified environmental and human health effects. In addition, the consultant will analyze FDOT’s or its consultants’ plans for remediation or restoration and make recommendations or proposed revisions.

For questions or information (including damages and/or claims associated with the FDOT’s contractors’ activities), please contact Daniela Silva at (786) 441-3088 or by Email: msilva@corradino.com

The City is still advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water.

The results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory, surface water sample site map and aerator map are below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 2/3/19 in order for the laboratory to process the results. Five new sample sites were added on 1/17/19 and one added 1/18/19 therefore, those results are in the chart below. Those sites are located at 901 NW 10 Street, NW 10 Avenue and MLK, Jr. Boulevard, NW 6th Street and 10th Avenue, NW 8th Street and 10th Avenue, 714 SE 7th Avenue and Weaver Park. Due to the growing size of the sample results, it has been broken in to three charts. The target level is 800 Colony Forming Units/100mL or below.

Testing of waters in the environment will always show ongoing fluctuations due to the rain washing wildlife, dog, cat, bird, etc. fecal matter into the water. Some of the water feeding into the Pompano Canal normally carries with it fecal bacteria from the C-14 Canal due to the same sources. All of these influences will cause the test numbers to go up and down.

data to go with map of test sites

Confluent growth:

Due to the formation of the bacteria colonies tested, results were not distinct. Bacteria that have grown together make identification of a particular bacteria impossible.

TNTC:

Due to the rain event, there was a natural change of the water biology, therefore the bacterial numbers were too numerous to count.

Map of testing sites Map of aerator locations

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 2/4/19

There are now 82 aerators located west of the G-57 structure.

The City has hired an environmental law firm that has substantial experience in water quality issues and includes the past General Counsel of the South Florida Water Management District, two past General Counsels of the Southwest Florida Water Management District, the past General Counsel of FDEP, and a past Department of Environmental Regulation Secretary.

In addition, a third-party environmental consultant, Janicki Environmental, Inc., has been retained to ensure that water quality data, compliance procedures, and interagency coordination proceeds in an organized and diligent fashion. The consultant’s tasks includes obtaining and review existing water quality data including any pre-event data and all data collected following FDOT’s damage to the City’s sewer main; providing a summary of the potential and/or likely environmental and human health effects due to the spill; and developing recommendations to address the identified environmental and human health effects. In addition, the consultant will analyze FDOT’s or its consultants’ plans for remediation or restoration and make recommendations or proposed revisions.

For questions or information (including damages and/or claims associated with the FDOT’s contractors’ activities), please contact Daniela Silva at (786) 441-3088 or by Email: msilva@corradino.com

The results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory, surface water sample site map and aerator map are below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 2/2/19 in order for the laboratory to process the results. Five new sample sites were added on 1/17/19 and one added 1/18/19 therefore, those results are in the chart below. Those sites are located at 901 NW 10 Street, NW 10 Avenue and MLK, Jr. Boulevard, NW 6th Street and 10th Avenue, NW 8th Street and 10th Avenue, 714 SE 7th Avenue and Weaver Park. Due to the growing size of the sample results, it has been broken in to three charts. The target level is 800 Colony Forming Units/100mL or below.

Testing of waters in the environment will always show ongoing fluctuations due to the rain washing wildlife, dog, cat, bird, etc. fecal matter into the water. Some of the water feeding into the Pompano Canal normally carries with it fecal bacteria from the C-14 Canal due to the same sources. All of these influences will cause the test numbers to go up and down.

data to go with map of test sites

Confluent growth:

Due to the formation of the bacteria colonies tested, results were not distinct. Bacteria that have grown together make identification of a particular bacteria impossible.

TNTC:

Due to the rain event, there was a natural change of the water biology, therefore the bacterial numbers were too numerous to count.

Map of testing sites Map of aerator locations

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 2/3/19

All surface water sample results are well below the target level of 800 Colony Forming Units/100mL or below. However, in an abundance of caution, the City will continue testing all of the affected water.

All compressors with aeration equipment located east of the G-57 structure have been removed or relocated west of the G-57 structure. There are now 80 aerators located west of the G-57 structure.

The City has hired an environmental law firm that has substantial experience in water quality issues and includes the past General Counsel of the South Florida Water Management District, two past General Counsels of the Southwest Florida Water Management District, the past General Counsel of FDEP, and a past Department of Environmental Regulation Secretary.

In addition, a third-party environmental consultant, Janicki Environmental, Inc., has been retained to ensure that water quality data, compliance procedures, and interagency coordination proceeds in an organized and diligent fashion. The consultant’s tasks includes obtaining and review existing water quality data including any pre-event data and all data collected following FDOT’s damage to the City’s sewer main; providing a summary of the potential and/or likely environmental and human health effects due to the spill; and developing recommendations to address the identified environmental and human health effects. In addition, the consultant will analyze FDOT’s or its consultants’ plans for remediation or restoration and make recommendations or proposed revisions.

For questions or information (including damages and/or claims associated with the FDOT’s contractors’ activities), please contact Daniela Silva at (786) 441-3088 or by Email: msilva@corradino.com

The City is still advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water as the waterway and fish clean-up continues.

The results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory, surface water sample site map and aerator map are below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 2/1/19 in order for the laboratory to process the results. Five new sample sites were added on 1/17/19 and one added 1/18/19 therefore, those results are in the chart below. Those sites are located at 901 NW 10 Street, NW 10 Avenue and MLK, Jr. Boulevard, NW 6th Street and 10th Avenue, NW 8th Street and 10th Avenue, 714 SE 7th Avenue and Weaver Park. Due to the growing size of the sample results, it has been broken in to three charts. The target level is 800 Colony Forming Units/100mL or below.

data to go with map of test sites

Confluent growth:

Due to the formation of the bacteria colonies tested, results were not distinct. Bacteria that have grown together make identification of a particular bacteria impossible.

TNTC:

Due to the rain event, there was a natural change of the water biology, therefore the bacterial numbers were too numerous to count.

Map of testing sites Map of aerator locations

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 2/2/19

All surface water sample results are well below the target level of 800 Colony Forming Units/100mL or below. However, in an abundance of caution, the City will continue testing all of the affected water.

All compressors with aeration equipment located east of the G-57 structure have been removed or relocated west of the G-57 structure. There are now 81 aerators located west of the G-57 structure.

The City has hired an environmental law firm that has substantial experience in water quality issues and includes the past General Counsel of the South Florida Water Management District, two past General Counsels of the Southwest Florida Water Management District, the past General Counsel of FDEP, and a past Department of Environmental Regulation Secretary.

In addition, a third-party environmental consultant, Janicki Environmental, Inc., has been retained to ensure that water quality data, compliance procedures, and interagency coordination proceeds in an organized and diligent fashion. The consultant’s tasks includes obtaining and review existing water quality data including any pre-event data and all data collected following FDOT’s damage to the City’s sewer main; providing a summary of the potential and/or likely environmental and human health effects due to the spill; and developing recommendations to address the identified environmental and human health effects. In addition, the consultant will analyze FDOT’s or its consultants’ plans for remediation or restoration and make recommendations or proposed revisions.

For information regarding damages and claims or questions associated with the FDOT’s damage to the City’s sewer main, please contact:

For questions or information (including damages and/or claims associated with the FDOT’s contractors’ activities), please contact Daniela Silva at (786) 441-3088 or by Email: msilva@corradino.com

The City is still advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water as the waterway and fish clean-up continues.

The results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory, surface water sample site map and aerator map are below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 1/31/19 in order for the laboratory to process the results. Five new sample sites were added on 1/17/19 and one added 1/18/19 therefore, those results are now in the chart below. Those sites are located at 901 NW 10 Street, NW 10 Avenue and MLK, Jr. Boulevard, NW 6th Street and 10th Avenue, NW 8th Street and 10th Avenue, 714 SE 7th Avenue and Weaver Park. Due to the growing size of the sample results, it has been broken in to two charts. The target level is 800 Colony Forming Units/100mL or below.

data to go with map of test sites

Confluent growth:

Due to the formation of the bacteria colonies tested, results were not distinct. Bacteria that have grown together make identification of a particular bacteria impossible.

TNTC:

Due to the rain event, there was a natural change of the water biology, therefore the bacterial numbers were too numerous to count.

Map of testing sites Map of aerator locations

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 2/1/19

All compressors with aeration equipment located east of the G-57 structure have been removed or relocated west of the G-57 structure. There are now 79 aerators located west of the G-57 structure.

The City has hired an environmental law firm that has substantial experience in water quality issues and includes the past General Counsel of the South Florida Water Management District, two past General Counsels of the Southwest Florida Water Management District, the past General Counsel of FDEP, and a past Department of Environmental Regulation Secretary.

In addition, a third-party environmental consultant, Janicki Environmental, Inc., has been retained to ensure that water quality data, compliance procedures, and interagency coordination proceeds in an organized and diligent fashion. The consultant’s tasks includes obtaining and review existing water quality data including any pre-event data and all data collected following FDOT’s damage to the City’s sewer main; providing a summary of the potential and/or likely environmental and human health effects due to the spill; and developing recommendations to address the identified environmental and human health effects. In addition, the consultant will analyze FDOT’s or its consultants’ plans for remediation or restoration and make recommendations or proposed revisions.

For information regarding damages and claims or questions associated with the FDOT’s damage to the City’s sewer main, please contact:

For questions or information (including damages and/or claims associated with the FDOT’s contractors’ activities), please contact Daniela Silva at (786) 441-3088 or by Email: msilva@corradino.com

The City is still advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water as the waterway and fish clean-up continues.

The results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory, surface water sample site map and aerator map are below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 1/30/19 in order for the laboratory to process the results. Five new sample sites were added on 1/17/19 and one added 1/18/19 therefore, those results are now in the chart below. Those sites are located at 901 NW 10 Street, NW 10 Avenue and MLK, Jr. Boulevard, NW 6th Street and 10th Avenue, NW 8th Street and 10th Avenue, 714 SE 7th Avenue and Weaver Park. Due to the growing size of the sample results, it has been broken in to two charts. The target level is 800 Colony Forming Units/100mL or below.

data to go with map of test sites

Confluent growth:

Due to the formation of the bacteria colonies tested, results were not distinct. Bacteria that have grown together make identification of a particular bacteria impossible.

TNTC:

Due to the rain event, there was a natural change of the water biology, therefore the bacterial numbers were too numerous to count.

Map of testing sites Map of aerator locations

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 1/31/19

All compressors with aeration equipment located east of the G-57 structure have been removed or relocated west of the G-57 structure. There are now 65 aerators located west of the G-57 structure.

All surface water sample results are below the target level of 800 Colony Forming Units/100mL or below. However, in an abundance of caution, the City will continue testing all of the affected water.

The City has hired an environmental law firm that has substantial experience in water quality issues and includes the past General Counsel of the South Florida Water Management District, two past General Counsels of the Southwest Florida Water Management District, the past General Counsel of FDEP, and a past Department of Environmental Regulation Secretary.

In addition, a third-party environmental consultant, Janicki Environmental, Inc., has been retained to ensure that water quality data, compliance procedures, and interagency coordination proceeds in an organized and diligent fashion. The consultant’s tasks includes obtaining and review existing water quality data including any pre-event data and all data collected following FDOT’s damage to the City’s sewer main; providing a summary of the potential and/or likely environmental and human health effects due to the spill; and developing recommendations to address the identified environmental and human health effects. In addition, the consultant will analyze FDOT’s or its consultants’ plans for remediation or restoration and make recommendations or proposed revisions.

For information regarding damages and claims or questions associated with the FDOT’s damage to the City’s sewer main, please contact:

Daniela Silva
I-95 Project Phase 3C
Assistant Community Outreach Specialist
The Corradino Group
Cell: (786) 441-3088
Email: msilva@corradino.com

The City is still advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water as the waterway and fish clean-up continues.

The results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory, surface water sample site map and aerator map are below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 1/29/19 in order for the laboratory to process the results. Five new sample sites were added on 1/17/19 and one added 1/18/19 therefore, those results are now in the chart below. Those sites are located at 901 NW 10 Street, NW 10 Avenue and MLK, Jr. Boulevard, NW 6th Street and 10th Avenue, NW 8th Street and 10th Avenue, 714 SE 7th Avenue and Weaver Park. Due to the growing size of the sample results, it has been broken in to two charts. The target level is 800 Colony Forming Units/100mL or below.

data to go with map of test sites

Confluent growth:

Due to the formation of the bacteria colonies tested, results were not distinct. Bacteria that have grown together make identification of a particular bacteria impossible.

TNTC:

Due to the rain event, there was a natural change of the water biology, therefore the bacterial numbers were too numerous to count.

Map of testing sites Map of aerator locations

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 1/30/19

As recommended by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Broward County Environmental Protection Department, all compressors with aeration equipment located east of the G-57 structure has started to be removed beginning today.

In an abundance of caution, the City will continue testing all of the affected water. The City has hired an environmental law firm that has substantial experience in water quality issues and includes the past General Counsel of the South Florida Water Management District, two past General Counsels of the Southwest Florida Water Management District, the past General Counsel of FDEP, and a past Department of Environmental Regulation Secretary.

In addition, a third-party environmental consultant, Janicki Environmental, Inc., has been retained to ensure that water quality data, compliance procedures, and interagency coordination proceeds in an organized and diligent fashion. The consultant’s tasks includes obtaining and review existing water quality data including any pre-event data and all data collected following FDOT’s damage to the City’s sewer main; providing a summary of the potential and/or likely environmental and human health effects due to the spill; and developing recommendations to address the identified environmental and human health effects. In addition, the consultant will analyze FDOT’s or its consultants’ plans for remediation or restoration and make recommendations or proposed revisions.

For information regarding damages and claims or questions associated with the FDOT’s damage to the City’s sewer main, please contact:

For information regarding damages and claims or questions associated with the FDOT’s damage to the City’s sewer main, please contact:

Daniela Silva
I-95 Project Phase 3C
Assistant Community Outreach Specialist
The Corradino Group
Cell: (786) 441-3088
Email: msilva@corradino.com

The City is still advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water as the waterway and fish clean-up continues.

The results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory and surface water sample site map are below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 1/28/19 in order for the laboratory to process the results. Five new sample sites were added on 1/17/19 and one added 1/18/19 therefore, those results are now in the chart below. Those sites are located at 901 NW 10 Street, NW 10 Avenue and MLK, Jr. Boulevard, NW 6th Street and 10th Avenue, NW 8th Street and 10th Avenue, 714 SE 7th Avenue and Weaver Park. Due to the growing size of the sample results, it has been broken in to two charts. The target level is 800 Colony Forming Units/100mL or below.

Due to the removal and relocation of the aerators which will continue through the evening, the aerator map will be updated and posted tomorrow.

data to go with map of test sites

Confluent growth:

Due to the formation of the bacteria colonies tested, results were not distinct. Bacteria that have grown together make identification of a particular bacteria impossible.

TNTC:

Due to the rain event, there was a natural change of the water biology, therefore the bacterial numbers were too numerous to count.

Map of aerator locations

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 1/29/19

As recommended by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Broward County Environmental Protection Department, all compressors with aeration equipment located east of the G-57 structure will start to be removed beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, January 30th. The compressors have run beyond their normal operating capacity. In order to minimize the amount of service calls and down time, once compressors are serviced they will be turned back on approximately one hour later, after they cool down and recharge.

In an abundance of caution, the City will continue testing all of the affected water.

The City has hired an environmental law firm that has substantial experience in water quality issues and includes the past General Counsel of the South Florida Water Management District, two past General Counsels of the Southwest Florida Water Management District, the past General Counsel of FDEP, and a past Department of Environmental Regulation Secretary.

In addition, a third-party environmental consultant, Janicki Environmental, Inc., has been retained to ensure that water quality data, compliance procedures, and interagency coordination proceeds in an organized and diligent fashion. The consultant’s tasks includes obtaining and review existing water quality data including any pre-event data and all data collected following FDOT’s damage to the City’s sewer main; providing a summary of the potential and/or likely environmental and human health effects due to the spill; and developing recommendations to address the identified environmental and human health effects. In addition, the consultant will analyze FDOT’s or its consultants’ plans for remediation or restoration and make recommendations or proposed revisions.

For information regarding damages and claims or questions associated with the FDOT’s damage to the City’s sewer main, please contact:

Daniela Silva
I-95 Project Phase 3C
Assistant Community Outreach Specialist
The Corradino Group
Cell: (786) 441-3088
Email: msilva@corradino.com

The City is still advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water as the waterway and fish clean-up continues.

The results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory, surface water sample site map and aerator map are below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 1/27/19 in order for the laboratory to process the results. Five new sample sites were added on 1/17/19 and one added 1/18/19 therefore, those results are now in the chart below. Those sites are located at 901 NW 10 Street, NW 10 Avenue and MLK, Jr. Boulevard, NW 6th Street and 10th Avenue, NW 8th Street and 10th Avenue, 714 SE 7th Avenue and Weaver Park. Due to the growing size of the sample results, it has been broken in to two charts.

The target level is 800 Colony Forming Units/100mL or below.

data to go with map of test sites

Confluent growth:

Due to the formation of the bacteria colonies tested, results were not distinct. Bacteria that have grown together make identification of a particular bacteria impossible.

TNTC:

Due to the rain event, there was a natural change of the water biology, therefore the bacterial numbers were too numerous to count.

Map of aerator locations Map of aerator locations

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 1/28/19

As recommended by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Broward County Environmental Protection Department, all compressors with aeration equipment located east of the G-57 structure will start to be removed beginning Wednesday, January 30th. In an abundance of caution, the City will continue testing all of the affected water.

The compressors have run beyond their normal operating capacity. In order to minimize the amount of service calls and down time, once compressors are serviced they will be tuned back on approximately one hour later, after they cool down and recharge.

For information regarding damages and claims or questions associated with the FDOT’s damage to the City’s sewer main, please contact:

Daniela Silva
I-95 Project Phase 3C
Assistant Community Outreach Specialist
The Corradino Group
Cell: (786) 441-3088
Email: msilva@corradino.com

The City is still advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water as the waterway and fish clean-up continues.

The results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory, surface water sample site map and aerator map are below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 1/26/19 in order for the laboratory to process the results. Five new sample sites were added on 1/17/19 and one added 1/18/19 therefore, those results are now in the chart below. Those sites are located at 901 NW 10 Street, NW 10 Avenue and MLK, Jr. Boulevard, NW 6th Street and 10th Avenue, NW 8th Street and 10th Avenue, 714 SE 7th Avenue and Weaver Park. Due to the growing size of the sample results, it has been broken in to two charts.

The target level is 800 Colony Forming Units/100mL or below.

data to go with map of test sites

Confluent growth:

Due to the formation of the bacteria colonies tested, results were not distinct. Bacteria that have grown together make identification of a particular bacteria impossible.

TNTC:

Due to the rain event, there was a natural change of the water biology, therefore the bacterial numbers were too numerous to count.

Map of aerator locations Map of aerator locations

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 1/27/19

As of Friday, January 18th, the State and the County Department of Environmental Protection has both agreed it is no longer necessary to test the water east of the G57 Gate, however, in an abundance of caution, the City will continue testing all of the affected water and keep the aerators in place until the State Department of Environmental Protection and the Broward County Environmental Protection Division declares the water back to normal.

There are now 147 aerators in operation. If you determine an aerator has stopped working due to lack of fuel or malfunction, please call the City’s water plant to report it so we can follow-up to make sure the aerator is repaired or replaced. The water plant phone number is 954-545-7006.

**Please note that the compressors have run beyond their normal operating capacity. In order to minimize the amount of service calls and down time, once compressors are serviced they will be tuned back on approximately one hour later, after they cool down and recharge.

For information regarding damages and claims or questions associated with the FDOT’s damage to the City’s sewer main, please contact:

Daniela Silva
I-95 Project Phase 3C
Assistant Community Outreach Specialist
The Corradino Group
Cell: (786) 441-3088
Email: msilva@corradino.com

The City is still advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water as the waterway and fish clean-up continues. Crews are still on the water in boats removing debris.

The results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory, surface water sample site map and aerator map are below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 1/25/19 in order for the laboratory to process the results. Five new sample sites were added on 1/17/19 and one added 1/18/19 therefore, those results are now in the chart below. Those sites are located at 901 NW 10 Street, NW 10 Avenue and MLK, Jr. Boulevard, NW 6th Street and 10th Avenue, NW 8th Street and 10th Avenue, 714 SE 7th Avenue and Weaver Park. Due to the growing size of the sample results, it has been broken in to two charts.

The target level is 800 Colony Forming Units/100mL or below.

data to go with map of test sites Map of aerator locations Map of aerator locations

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 1/26/19

As of Friday, January 18th, the State and the County Department of Environmental Protection has both agreed it is no longer necessary to test the water east of the G57 Gate, however, in an abundance of caution, the City will continue testing all of the affected water and keep the aerators in place until the State Department of Environmental Protection and the Broward County Environmental Protection Division declares the water back to normal.

There are now 147 aerators in operation. If you determine an aerator has stopped working due to lack of fuel or malfunction, please call the City’s water plant to report it so we can follow-up to make sure the aerator is repaired or replaced. The water plant phone number is 954-545-7006.

The City is still advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water as the waterway and fish clean-up continues. Crews are still on the water in boats removing debris.

The results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory, surface water sample site map and aerator map are below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 1/24/19 in order for the laboratory to process the results. Five new sample sites were added on 1/17/19 and one added 1/18/19 therefore, those results are now in the chart below. Those sites are located at 901 NW 10 Street, NW 10 Avenue and MLK, Jr. Boulevard, NW 6th Street and 10th Avenue, NW 8th Street and 10th Avenue, 714 SE 7th Avenue and Weaver Park. Due to the growing size of the sample results, it has been broken in to two charts.

The target level is 800 cfu/100mL or below.

data to go with map of test sites Map of aerator locations Map of aerator locations

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 1/25/19

As of Friday, January 18th, the State and the County Department of Environmental Protection has both agreed it is no longer necessary to test the water east of the G57 Gate, however, in an abundance of caution, the City will continue testing all of the affected water and keep the aerators in place until the State Department of Environmental Protection and the Broward County Environmental Protection Division declares the water back to normal.

There are now 147 aerators in operation. If you determine an aerator has stopped working due to lack of fuel or malfunction, please call the City’s water plant to report it so we can follow-up to make sure the aerator is repaired or replaced. The water plant phone number is 954-545-7006.

The City is still advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water as the waterway and fish clean-up continues. Crews are still on the water in boats removing debris.

The results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory, surface water sample site map and aerator map are below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 1/23/19 in order for the laboratory to process the results. Five new sample sites were added on 1/17/19 and one added 1/18/19 therefore, those results are now in the chart below. Those sites are located at 901 NW 10 Street, NW 10 Avenue and MLK, Jr. Boulevard, NW 6th Street and 10th Avenue, NW 8th Street and 10th Avenue, 714 SE 7th Avenue and Weaver Park. Due to the growing size of the sample results, it has been broken in to two charts.

The target level is 800 cfu/100mL or below.

data to go with map of test sites Map of aerator locations Map of aerator locations

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 1/24/19

As of Friday, January 18th, the State and the County Department of Environmental Protection has both agreed it is no longer necessary to test the water east of the G57 Gate, however, in an abundance of caution, the City will continue testing all of the affected water and keep the aerators in place until the State Department of Environmental Protection and the Broward County Environmental Protection Division declares the water back to normal.

There are now 147 aerators in operation. If you determine an aerator has stopped working due to lack of fuel or malfunction, please call the City’s water plant to report it so we can follow-up to make sure the aerator is repaired or replaced. The water plant phone number is 954-545-7006.

The City is still advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water as the waterway and fish clean-up continues. Crews are still on the water in boats removing debris.

The results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory, surface water sample site map and aerator map are below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 1/22/19 in order for the laboratory to process the results. Five new sample sites were added on 1/17/19 and one added 1/18/19 therefore, those results are now in the chart below. Those sites are located at 901 NW 10 Street, NW 10 Avenue and MLK, Jr. Boulevard, NW 6th Street and 10th Avenue, NW 8th Street and 10th Avenue, 714 SE 7th Avenue and Weaver Park. Due to the growing size of the sample results, it has been broken in to two charts.

The target level is 800 cfu/100mL or below.

data to go with map of test sites Map of aerator locations Map of aerator locations

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 1/23/19

As of Friday, January 18th, the State and the County Department of Environmental Protection has both agreed it is no longer necessary to test the water east of the G57 Gate, however, in an abundance of caution, the City will continue testing all of the affected water and keep the aerators in place until the State Department of Environmental Protection and the Broward County Environmental Protection Division declares the water back to normal.

There are now 147 aerators in operation. If you determine an aerator has stopped working due to lack of fuel or malfunction, please call the City’s water plant to report it so we can follow-up to make sure the aerator is repaired or replaced. The water plant phone number is 954-545-7006.

The City is still advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water as the waterway and fish clean-up continues. Crews are still on the water in boats removing debris.

The results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory, surface water sample site map and aerator map are below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 1/21/19 in order for the laboratory to process the results. Five new sample sites were added on 1/17/19 and one added 1/18/19 therefore, those results are now in the chart below. Those sites are located at 901 NW 10 Street, NW 10 Avenue and MLK, Jr. Boulevard, NW 6th Street and 10th Avenue, NW 8th Street and 10th Avenue, 714 SE 7th Avenue and Weaver Park. Due to the growing size of the sample results, it has been broken in to two charts.

The target level is 800 cfu/100mL or below.



data to go with map of test sites Map of aerator locations Map of aerator locations

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 1/22/19

The daily water sample results continue to decrease. The State and the County Department of Environmental Protection has both agreed it is no longer necessary to test the water east of the G57 Gate, however, in an abundance of caution, the City will continue testing all of the affected water and keep the aerators in place until the State Department of Environmental Protection and the Broward County Environmental Protection Division declares the water back to normal.

There are now 147 aerators in operation. If you determine an aerator has stopped working due to lack of fuel or malfunction, please call the City’s water plant to report it so we can follow-up to make sure the aerator is repaired or replaced. The water plant phone number is 954-545-7006.

The City is still advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water as the waterway and fish clean-up continues. Crews are still on the water in boats removing debris.

The aerator map, surface water sample site map as well as results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory are below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 1/20/19 in order for the laboratory to process the results. Five new sample sites were added on 1/17/19 and one added 1/18/19 therefore, those results are now in the chart below. Those sites are located at 901 NW 10 Street, NW 10 Avenue and MLK, Jr. Boulevard, NW 6th Street and 10th Avenue, NW 8th Street and 10th Avenue, 714 SE 7th Avenue and Weaver Park. The target level is 800 cfu/100mL or below.

Map of aerator locations Map of aerator locations data to go with map of test sites

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 1/21/19

The daily water sample results continue to decrease significantly. The State and the County Department of Environmental Protection has both agreed it is no longer necessary to test the water east of the G57 Gate, however, in an abundance of caution, the City will continue testing all of the affected water and keep the aerators in place until the State Department of Environmental Protection and the Broward County Environmental Protection Division declares the water back to normal.

There are now 124 aerators in operation. If you determine an aerator has stopped working due to lack of fuel or malfunction, please call the City’s water plant to report it so we can follow-up to make sure the aerator is repaired or replaced. The water plant phone number is 954-545-7006.

The City is still advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water as the waterway and fish clean-up continues. Crews are still on the water in boats removing debris.

The surface water sample site map as well as results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory are below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 1/19/19 in order for the laboratory to process the results. Five new sample sites were added on 1/17/19 and one added 1/18/19 therefore, those results are now in the chart below. Those sites are located at 901 NW 10 Street, NW 10 Avenue and MLK, Jr. Boulevard, NW 6th Street and 10th Avenue, NW 8th Street and 10th Avenue, 714 SE 7th Avenue and Weaver Park.

The target level is 800 cfu/100mL or below.

Map of aerator locations data to go with map of test sites

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 1/20/19

The daily water sample results continue to decrease significantly. The State and the County Department of Environmental Protection has both agreed it is no longer necessary to test the water east of the G57 Gate, however, in an abundance of caution, the City will continue testing all of the affected water and keep the aerators in place until the State Department of Environmental Protection and the Broward County Environmental Protection Division declares the water back to normal.

There are now 118 aerators in operation. If you determine an aerator has stopped working due to lack of fuel or malfunction, please call the City’s water plant to report it so we can follow-up to make sure the aerator is repaired or replaced. The water plant phone number is 954-545-7006.

The City is still advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water as the waterway and fish clean-up continues. Crews are still on the water in boats removing debris.

The surface water sample site map as well as results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory are below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 1/18/19 in order for the laboratory to process the results. Five new sample sites were added on 1/17/19 and one added 1/18/19 therefore, those results are now in the chart below. Those sites are located at 901 NW 10 Street, NW 10 Avenue and MLK, Jr. Boulevard, NW 6th Street and 10th Avenue, NW 8th Street and 10th Avenue, 714 SE 7th Avenue and Weaver Park.

The target level is 800 cfu/100mL or below. The spill site location at NW 15 St. (#1) is not illustrated on the aerator map.

Map of aerator locations data to go with map of test sites

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 1/20/19

The daily water sample results continue to decrease significantly. The State and the County Department of Environmental Protection has both agreed it is no longer necessary to test the water east of the G57 Gate, however, in an abundance of caution, the City will continue testing all of the affected water and keep the aerators in place until the State Department of Environmental Protection and the Broward County Environmental Protection Division declares the water back to normal.

There are now 118 aerators in operation. If you determine an aerator has stopped working due to lack of fuel or malfunction, please call the City’s water plant to report it so we can follow-up to make sure the aerator is repaired or replaced. The water plant phone number is 954-545-7006.

The City is still advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water as the waterway and fish clean-up continues. Crews are still on the water in boats removing debris.

The surface water sample site map as well as results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory are below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 1/18/19 in order for the laboratory to process the results. Five new sample sites were added on 1/17/19 and one added 1/18/19 therefore, those results are now in the chart below. Those sites are located at 901 NW 10 Street, NW 10 Avenue and MLK, Jr. Boulevard, NW 6th Street and 10th Avenue, NW 8th Street and 10th Avenue, 714 SE 7th Avenue and Weaver Park.

The target level is 800 cfu/100mL or below. The spill site location at NW 15 St. (#1) is not illustrated on the aerator map.

Map of aerator locations data to go with map of test sites

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 1/19/19

The water samples results continue to decrease significantly. The State and the County Department of Environmental Protection has both agreed it is no longer necessary to test the water east of the G57 Gate, however, in an abundance of caution, the City will continue testing all of the affected water and keep the aerators in place until the State Department of Environmental Protection and the Broward County Environmental Protection Division declares the water back to normal.

There are now 103 aerators in operation. If you determine an aerator has stopped working due to lack of fuel or malfunction, please call the City’s water plant to report it so we can follow-up to make sure the aerator is repaired or replaced. The water plant phone number is 954-545-7006.

The City is still advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water as the waterway and fish clean-up continues. Crews are still on the water in boats removing debris.

The surface water sample site map as well as results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory are below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 1/17/19 in order for the laboratory to process the results. Five new sample sites were added on 1/17/19 therefore those results are now in the chart below. Those sites are located at 901 NW 10 Street, NW 10 Avenue and MLK, Jr. Boulevard, NW 6th Street and 10th Avenue, NW 8th Street and 10th Avenue and 714 SE 7th Avenue.

The target level is 800 cfu/100mL or below. The spill site location at NW 15 St. (#1) is not illustrated on the aerator map.

Map of aerator locations data to go with map of test sites

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 1/18/19

The water samples results continue to decrease significantly. The State and the County Department of Environmental Protection has both agreed it is no longer necessary to test the water east of the G57 Gate, however, in an abundance of caution, the City will continue testing all of the affected water until the State Department of Environmental Protection and the Broward County Environmental Protection Division declares the water back to normal.

There are now 88 aerators in operation. If you determine an aerator has stopped working due to lack of fuel or malfunction, please call the City’s water plant to report it so we can follow-up to make sure the aerator is repaired or replaced. The water plant phone number is 954-545-7006.

The City is still advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water as the waterway and fish clean-up continues. Crews are still on the water in boats and on canal banks removing debris.

The aerator location map, surface water sample site map as well as results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory are below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 1/16/19 in order for the laboratory to process the results. The target level is 800 cfu/100mL or below. The spill site location at NW 15 St. (#1) is not illustrated on the aerator map.

Map of aerator locations data to go with map of test sites

data to go with map of test sites

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 1/17/19

The most current map of the 76 aerators in operation to increase oxygen and minimize odor is below. For some background information on the use of aerators, water aeration is utilized in water bodies and wastewater treatment facilities to create ideal conditions for the growth of aerobic bacteria that break down organic waste. Aeration is achieved through the infusion of air into the bottom of the lake, lagoon, pond or in this case canal by millions of bubbles making contact with the water transferring oxygen to the water. The mixing action releases gasses such as carbon dioxide, methane or hydrogen sulfide. Dissolved oxygen is a major contributor to water quality. Not only do fish and most other aquatic animals need it, but aerobic bacteria help eat up organic matter and puts it in an inert state.

Until we have a series of consistent positive results and Broward County and the State Department of Environmental Protection declares the water back to normal, the City is advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water. The waterway and fish clean-up continues. Crews are still on the water in boats and on canal banks removing debris. The (cfu) results are continuing to decrease daily, however, due to additional flow, there will be fluctuations of the flow of the canal waterways and therefore the results may vary.

The surface water sample site map as well as results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory is below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 1/15/18 in order for the laboratory to process the results. The target level is 800 cfu/100mL or below. The spill site location at NW 15 St. (#1) is not illustrated on this map.

Map of aerator locations data to go with map of test sites

data to go with map of test sites

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 1/16/19

The most current map of the 67 aerators in operation to increase oxygen and minimize odor is below:

Map of aerator locations The surface water sample site map as well as results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory is below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 1/14/18 in order for the laboratory to process the results. The target level is 800 cfu/100mL or below. The spill site location at NW 15 St. (#1) is not illustrated on this map.

data to go with map of test sites

data to go with map of test sites

The City of Pompano Beach is holding a public meeting provide updated information on the accidental sewage spill and environmental clean-up efforts. The City, along with other involved government agencies, will be in attendance to update residents and answer questions. The meeting will be held tonight, Wednesday, January 16th at 7:00 p.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center located at 520 MLK, Jr. Boulevard.

The waterway and fish clean-up continues. Vacuuming of the canals continues. Crews are still on the water in boats and on canal banks removing debris.

The (cfu) results are decreasing daily which is a good indication, however, due to additional flow, there will be fluctuations of the flow of the canal waterways and therefore the results may vary.

Until we have a series of consistent positive results and Broward County and the State Department of Environmental Protection declares the water safe, the City is advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water.

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 1/15/19

The most current map of the 67 aerators in operation to increase oxygen and minimize odor is below:

Map of aerator locations The surface water sample site map as well as results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory is below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 1/13/18 in order for the laboratory to process the results. The target level is 800 cfu/100mL or below. The spill site location at NW 15 St. (#1) is not illustrated on this map.

data to go with map of test sites

data to go with map of test sites

The City of Pompano Beach is holding a public meeting provide updated information on the accidental sewage spill and environmental clean-up efforts. The City, along with other involved government agencies, will be in attendance to update residents and answer questions. The meeting will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, January 16th at 7:00 p.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center located at 520 MLK, Jr. Boulevard.

The waterway and fish clean-up continues. Vacuuming of the canals continues. Crews are on the water in boats and on canal banks removing debris.

The (cfu) results are decreasing daily which is a good indication, however, due to additional flow, there will be fluctuations of the flow of the canal waterways and therefore the results may vary.

Until we have a series of consistent positive results and Broward County and the State Department of Environmental Protection declares the water safe, the City is advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water.

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 1/14/19

The City of Pompano Beach is holding a public meeting provide updated information on the accidental sewage spill and environmental clean-up efforts. The City, along with other involved government agencies, will be in attendance to update residents and answer questions. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 16th at 7:00 p.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center located at 520 MLK, Jr. Boulevard.

The waterway and fish clean-up continues. Aerators are in operation to increase oxygen and minimize odor. 15 aerators were added today. Vacuuming of the canals continues. Crews are on the water in boats and on canal banks removing debris.

The current map of the surface water sample sites as well as past results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory is below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 1/12/18 for the laboratory to process the results. Results from sites 8, 9 and 10 will be available tomorrow 1/15. The target level is 800 cfu/100mL or below.

The (cfu) results are decreasing daily which is a good indication, however, due to additional flow, there will be fluctuations of the flow of the canal waterways and therefore the results may vary.

Until we have a series of consistent positive results and Broward County and the State Department of Environmental Protection declares the water safe, the City is advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water.

The spill site location at the NW 15 (#1) is not illustrated on this map.

Map of aerator locations

data to go with map of test sites

Press Release

Press Release Date: 1/14/19

Accidental Sewage Spill Community Meeting
E. Pat Larkins Community Center located at 520 MLK, Jr. Boulevard.
Wednesday, January 16th
7:00 p.m.

The City of Pompano Beach is holding a public meeting provide updated information on the accidental sewage spill and environmental clean-up efforts. The City, along with other involved government agencies, will be in attendance to update residents and answer questions. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 16th at 7:00 p.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center located at 520 MLK, Jr. Boulevard.

Restoration and clean-up efforts due to the FDOT construction accident at NW 15 Street continues. The original 42” force main pipe has been permanently repaired and is back in service. Restoration of the road is underway. The waterway and fish clean-up continued through the weekend and will continue every day. Numerous aerators are in operation in the canals to increase oxygen and minimize odor. Vacuuming of the canals continues. Crews are on the water in boats and on canal banks removing debris.

There are several surface water sample sites where daily water samples are taken and sent to the Broward County laboratory to estimate the number of bacteria measured in colony-forming units (cfu) in the canals. Both Broward County Environmental Protection Division (EPD) and the City of Pompano Beach are taking daily samples. The cfu results are decreasing daily which is a good indication, however, until we have a series of consistent positive results and Broward County and State DEP declares the water safe, the City is advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water.

The City’s website, Facebook and Twitter have been updated daily with information and sample results. A Garden Isles community e-mail distribution list has been created providing daily updates emailed to residents who signed up at the Garden Isles Community meeting which was held on Thursday, January 10th.

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 1/13/19

A public meeting will be held by the City of Pompano Beach and other involved government agencies to provide updated information on the spill and environmental clean-up efforts. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 16th at 7:00 p.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Community Center located at 520 MLK Jr. Boulevard. The waterway and fish clean-up continues. Aerators are in operation to increase oxygen and minimize odor. Vacuuming of the canals continues. Crews are on the water in boats and on canal banks removing debris. Below is a map of aerator locations. More locations are being added daily.

Map of aerator locations

The current map of the surface water sample sites as well as past results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory is below. The results are samples taken 48 hours ago on 1/11/18 due to the time it takes the laboratory to process the results. Results from sites 8, 9 and 10 will be available tomorrow 1/14. The target level is 800 cfu/100mL or below.

The (cfu) results are decreasing daily which is a good indication, however, due to additional flow, there will be fluctuations of the flow of the canal waterways and therefore the results may vary.

Until we have a series of consistent positive results and Broward County and the State Department of Environmental Protection declares the water safe, the City is advising no one come in contact with or irrigate with canal water.

The spill site location at the NW 15 (#1) is not illustrated on this map.

map of test sites

data to go with map of test sites

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 1/12/19

Restoration and clean-up efforts due to the construction accident at NW 15 Street continues. The original 42” force main pipe has been permanently repaired, is back in service and the bypass piping is being removed. Restoration of the road will begin on Monday.

The waterway and fish clean-up is continuing through the weekend. 46 aerators are in operation and 20 more are being placed today for a total of 66 to increase oxygen and minimize odor. Vacuuming of the canals continues. Crews are on the water in boats and on canal banks removing debris.

There are several surface water sample sites where water samples are being taken. A map of the sample sites is below. The first sample site is at the location of the break at NW 15 Street and not reflected on this neighborhood map or results listed below. Three more sample sites are being added to the Garden Isles area.

map of test sites

The latest fecal coliform sample results from the Broward County Water and Wastewater Operations Division, Laboratory are below. Note: The results below are samples taken 48 hours ago on 1/10/18 due to the time it takes the laboratory to process the results. Results from site 7 will be available tomorrow 1/13. The target level is 800 cfu/100mL or below.

data to go with map

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 1/11/19

The City has obtained a total of 46 aerators and are installing them in the affected waterways to aid in increasing the oxygen levels and reducing the odor. Residents may be asked to place a generator on their property to keep some of the aerator running. The generators will need to be run constantly. The proposed aerator locations are in the map below. The waterway and fish clean-up will continue through the weekend. There are numerous surface water sample sites where samples have been taken. We will be posting the results as soon as we get them.

map of aerators

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 1/10/19

The by-pass line for the sewage pipe that was ruptured in a construction accident was fully connected today stopping the spillage of sewage into the canal system. All of the parts needed to construct the by-pass line arrived from Texas yesterday. The concrete was poured and set overnight allowing the 360 foot bypass pipe to be assembled today. Repair of the main 42” force main is now underway.

Press Release

Press Release Date: 1/10/19

Accidental Sewage Spill Update

The by-pass line for the sewage pipe that was ruptured in a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) construction accident was fully connected today stopping the spillage of sewage into the canal system. All of the parts needed to construct the 360 foot by-pass line arrived from Texas yesterday. The concrete was poured and set overnight allowing the bypass pipe to be assembled today. Repair of the 42” force main is now underway.

The City has issued an advisory not swim, come in contact or irrigate with canal water.

The clean-up continues around the clock. Aerators have been placed in the canals creating oxygen to minimize the odor. Crews are removing dead fish from the canals. The City continues to work with environmental regulators from Broward County and the State of Florida to insure all environmental concerns are addressed.

The City’s drinking water was not affected in any way and remains safe to drink, cook and bathe.

The construction accident occurred on Friday, January 4th when a subcontractor working for the FDOT accidentally ruptured a 42” pressurized sewage pipe which spilled into the canal system from NW 15 Street east to the Intracoastal Waterway.

If residents have any questions they should call customer service at 954-786-4637.

Wastewater Spill Daily Update 1/9/19

All of the parts have arrived from Texas today and the pouring of concrete to construct a bypass pipe has been completed. After the concrete sets on Thursday morning, the bypass pipe will be assembled thus ending the spill. Five aerators have been placed in the canals creating oxygen to minimize the odor. Nine turbidity barriers have been placed under water near the site of the spill to catch floating debris. We are also vacuuming to remove floating debris from the C1 canal. A removal company has been hired and has started removing the dead fish from the canals. The City continues to meet regularly with environmental regulators from the Broward County and the State of Florida insure all environmental concerns are addressed.

Press Release

Press Release Date: 1/7/19

Accidental Wastewater Spill
900 Block NW 15 Street

A construction accident caused by a subcontractor working for Florida Department of Transportation has ruptured a 42” pressurized sewage pipe which has spilled into the canal system from NW 15 Street east to the Intracoastal Waterway.

The City of Pompano Beach is asking people not to swim, fish or irrigate from the canals. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Broward County Environmental Protection Department, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Broward County Health Department, South Florida Water Management District and the City of Pompano Beach are assisting FDOT day and night in an effort to contain and resolve the issue.

The City of Pompano Beach has issued a CodeRed Emergency Notification System Message for the possible affected areas.

The City drinking water is safe to drink, bathe and cook.

If residents have any questions they should call customer service at 954-786-4637.