Water-Related News

Haines City must fix pipes responsible for wastewater leak or pay fine

HAINES CITY – Haines City may have to pay a hefty fine to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection after more than 1 million gallons of wastewater leaked into the ground and nearby lake.

Of the 1.3 million gallons of wastewater spilled, about 850,000 gallons of the sewage was dumped into Haines City’s Lake Eva back in May.

Recent Stories from abcactionnews.com

"Any wastewater spill is serious no matter how many gallons it is," said Haines City's public infrastructure director James Keene.

It took the city nine days to determine it was a burst in the nearly century-old underground pipework that caused the wastewater leak.