Normal Water Service Restored in North Pinellas
A water main was ruptured earlier this week when crews attempted to fill a sinkhole that opened up in Tarpon Springs. Residents in the area have had to limit water usage while repairs were made.
TARPON SPRINGS – Normal water service has been restored to residents in the East Lake area of northern Pinellas County who were asked to limit water use in the wake of a sinkhole’s formation in Tarpon Springs.
Pinellas County has completed the temporary repair of a broken 30-inch sewer force main on Mango Street in Tarpon Springs. The sewer main was damaged Wednesday (March 30) in the wake of a sinkhole’s formation on the street.
The county mobilized a fleet of tanker trucks to pump stations around the East Lake area to handle 100 percent of the sewage that travels through the broken main during the repairs, diverting it from the site of the broken main. The effort of neighborhoods cutting down on water usage helped county crews avoid any further sewer problems during the repair. County staff are also grateful to the businesses in the adjacent Olympic Plaza and to residents at the Tarpon Shores Mobile Home Park for their understanding during the repairs and to staff at the city of Tarpon Springs for their assistance.
According to a Tarpon Springs spokesperson, the city of Tarpon Springs building and engineering services staff are monitoring the status of the mobile homes that were evacuated as a precaution on Wednesday. So far, there has been no damage to the homes. Monitoring will continue through the weekend, particularly with rain forecast today. As soon as the situation is determined to be stabilized and safe, residents will be allowed to return to their homes.
For information about Pinellas County, go to pinellascounty.org.
Photo courtesy of Pinellas County.
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