Water-Related News

12,000 gallons of wastewater reaches Charlotte County waterway

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — An accidental pipeline break caused the release of 12,000 gallons of untreated wastewater into the Fordham Waterway on Wednesday night, Charlotte County utilities officials said.

The water traveled from the pipeline break near Olean and Conway boulevards through the storm drain system. A contractor installing a new Florida Power & Light conduit in the area caused the break, according to the utiilties officials.