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Updated 3/09/2022: Notice Rescinded Wastewater Spill: Lake May

Posted February 28th, 2022

3/09/2022 Update: The necessary water quality testing has been done and this notice has been rescinded.




On February 28 2022, a backup within the sanitary sewer system in the area of Lake Mary caused a sewer overflow into Lake May of approximately 250 gallons.  Fortunately, City staff was able to capture 500 gallons of the spill using a vac truck.  Approximately 250 gallons entered an overflow pipe that discharges into the outfall located on Lake May. City staff notified the Florida Department of Health of the incident and posted a temporary health hazard sign at the outfall location. Staff collected lake samples and sent them to an environmental lab for analysis. Staff will continue to collect lake samples and test daily until tests come back normal for lake water quality. Once the lake quality samples demonstrate the lake is back to normal, the temporary health hazard sign will be removed, and we will update the spill information on this website.

If you have any questions regarding this matter please contact us: 863-298-5495.