Jacksonville waterway flooded with 1 million gallons of sewage

The untreated sewage entered a creek that feeds the Cedar River in Westside Jacksonville Monday night.

Mar 30th, 2017
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The untreated sewage entered a creek that feeds the Cedar River in Westside Jacksonville Monday night.

JACKSONVILLE, FL, MARCH 29, 2017 -- One million gallons of raw sewage entered a creek in Jacksonville, Fla. Monday night. According to a release from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, an area resident called the department to report the spill, noting a foul odor coming from the creekbed.

The spill was caused by a blockage at a water treatment plant, according to First Coast News, and is not expected to affect drinking water supplies.

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