Water-Related News

North Fort Myers creek water tested after raw sewage spill

If there is such a thing as a best-case scenario raw sewage spill, what happened this week in North Fort Myers' Powell Creek might come close.

The bad news? Some 80,000 gallons of treatment plant-bound goo flowed into the Caloosahatchee tributary Tuesday after a lift station control panel failed and a pump quit, said Florida Governmental Utility Authority spokeswoman Lori Salgado.

The good news?

The spill, which happened between two weirs in a utility easement with no surrounding houses, was discovered quickly, stopped promptly, pumped into trucks and hauled off, Salgado said.