Florida Still Recovering From Irma Sewage Spills

Hurricane Irma definitely churned up a sewage bath for tiny towns and big cities across the state of Florida.

Irma cut power to much of Florida at once, triggering sewage spills from Miami to Jacksonville and from St. Petersburg to St. Augustine.

Utility companies were catching up last week on reports to the state. The final tally of spillage from battered sewers will be in the many millions of gallons, but the exact amount is likely never to be known.

Across Florida, there were two main types of spills.

The largest spills were from crippled and overwhelmed sewage plants.

Smaller and far more distributed spills were from lift stations with pumps that keep sewage moving through neighborhoods.

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