700 pounds of unfiltered sewage dumped into Turkey Creek

- Brevard County's Turkey Creek, which is home to nesting osprey and curious manatees, is also home to 700 pounds of unfiltered sewage.

According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, sewage was dumped into the water Thursday morning after an equipment failure at a city lift station. Residents along the water were left wondering how it will affect them. However, as of Monday, no one could see or smell a difference.

This isn't the first time that sewage has leaked into the creek, which feeds into the Indian River Lagoon. In 2014, Brevard County Commissioners approved a ten-year, $170 million improvement plan to upgrade the sewer collection and distribution systems across the county. 

Officials with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection said on Monday that HTH and lime was applied to the area to clean it. Palm Bay also performed testing both upstream and downstream. The department will evaluate those results and determine the best course of action forward.

The area is not under a boil water notice.

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