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Broken sewer line repaired; County unsure how much sewage spilled

BRADENTON – The cause of a stinky situation this week in Bradenton has been repaired, though it’s unclear how exactly how much wastewater overflowed or if any nearby bodies of water were affected.

The overflow caused by the force main break at Cortez Road and 66th Street West was contained by 7 a.m. Thursday. An hour later, the repairs to the main break were completed, Amy Pilson, Manatee County Utilities Public Affairs Liaison, said in an email to update Manatee County commissioners.

The force main break occurred around 10 p.m. Monday as crews were attempting to replace the cast iron pipe installed more than 40 years ago that services the west side of Bradenton from Cortez to Anna Maria Island.