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Sewer leak in Brandon flows into waterway

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Posted on March 15, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Old pipes and erosion led to a break in a Brandon sewer pipe, spilling over 1 million gallons of raw sewage into the Neshobe River.

The break was discovered on March 7, and the spill was estimated to have begun Feb. 22, two weeks earlier.

Brandon Town Manager Dave Atherton said the area around the pipe, down past Mill Lane almost to the post office, had eroded and exposed the 12-inch concrete sewer pipe, which dates back to the 1930s. The pipe was broken open in two places where it runs along the Neshobe between two manholes.

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