14,000 gallons of raw sewage leaks into Indian River Lagoon

Sewer pipe break occurred on Tuesday on Indian River Avenue

(Florida Today)

TITUSVILLE, Fla. – A broken sewer pipe released 14,000 gallons of raw sewage on Tuesday into a stormwater system that flows to the Indian River Lagoon, News 6 partner Florida Today reports.

The sewer line break happened for unknown reasons at around 11 a.m. on Tuesday at 505 Indian River Ave., just north of Titusville City Hall, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The release was stopped by 3 p.m. Wednesday.

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This week's spill adds to several sewage spills into the lagoon or its tributaries in recent months. Earlier this month, Melbourne was fined almost $4,000 for a Nov. 15 incident in which a contractor accidentally broke a sewage pipe, spilling 400,000 gallons of raw sewage into the Eau Gallie River.