More than 400k gallons of sewage spills into Gainesville creeks
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Residents are urged to stay away from creeks in and around Gainesville because of a massive sewage spill.
Gainesville Regional Utilities say its main line failed Friday and at last count has spewed more than 400,000 gallons of sewage into creeks and low-lying areas in the central part of Alachua County.
GRU was able to stop the leak Saturday evening but says the threat of contamination remains.
Signs warning of sewage are posted at Hogtown and Possum Creeks and will remain in place until samples confirm that there is no longer a danger.
The Health Department and Environmental Protection Department have been notified and advisories have been sent out to residents served by private wells of the potential impact.
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