Health advisory lifted after sewage spill
SARASOTA COUNTY - A Health advisory has been lifted from the sewage spills into Siesta Key canal.
More than 35,000 gallons spilled into the canal in July, but, on Tuesday, the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County lifted the warning issued July 10 for Grand Canal after water samples indicated that bacteria have returned to acceptable levels in the canal.
According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Sarasota County Lockwood Ridge booster station failed the afternoon of July 9, causing about 36,000 gallons of untreated wastewater to spill from the Siesta Key Master Lift Station into Grand Canal in the 5100 block of Oakmont Place. About 14,700 gallons was recovered.