180,000 Gallons Of Raw Sewage Spilled In Viera

180,000 Gallons Of Raw Sewage Spilled In Viera

VIERA, Florida – An estimated 180,000 gallons of raw sewage was spilled early Saturday morning near the interchange of Wickham Road and I-95 (Southbound exit of I-95) in Viera, Florida.

At approximately 12:00 a.m. on November 30, 2019, there was a force main break caused by a blown air release valve that caused an estimated 180,000 gallons of raw sewage to spill into a nearby retention pond, the Brevard County Environmental Coordinator reported to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

According to the County, all of the sewage was contained in the retention pond because the storm drain was blocked off by utility workers. The spill ceased at approximately 3:30 a.m.

The County then started to pump the sewage out of the retention pond. The area will be spread with lime on Sunday.