Sewage Spill Requires City of Titusville To Display ‘No Swimming or Boating’ Signs, Says DEP Official

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ABOVE VIDEO: The City of Titusville put up “no swimming or boating” notices across a riverside neighborhood after the Department of Florida Environmental Protection says 870,000 gallons of raw sewage was released into the Indian River Lagoon. 

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA (FOX 35) – The City of Titusville put up “no swimming or boating” notices across a riverside neighborhood after the Department of Florida Environmental Protection says 870,000 gallons of raw sewage was released into the Indian River Lagoon.

Titusville City Water department director Sean Stauffer says the leak was caused when an improperly abandoned sewer pipe burst.

Stauffer says the old pipe, which is more than 60 years old, was still connected and under pressure after a newer lift station on Indian River Drive was built in 1979.

When a new lift station and sewer line were built, 15 feet of the old sewer line was left connected to the system, and shut off with a valve.

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