UPDATE: Temporary pumping stations have been installed. The plant is still not operating at normal levels. Crews are working to install additional pumps.
The Marshall Street Wastewater treatment plant in Clearwater has failed.
The plant treats approximately 10 million gallons per day, but has been receiving approximately 30 million gallons due to heavy rain from Hurricane Hermine.
The system is backing up and the wastewater is overflowing through the manholes.
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Clearwater Public Utilities is working on obtaining rental pumps to bypass the pumps that are not working.
Crews are going into the streets surrounding the plant and barricading off areas where the manhole covers may be off and wastewater is in the streets.
Residents should avoid going down streets that are blocked off.
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