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Cortez Road project causes another major wastewater spill

For the second time in two months, a contractor’s mistake made during a Cortez Road West project has caused another major wastewater spill.

About a half million gallons of raw wastewater leaked for four hours Monday evening after crews with Pospiech cut into a 6-inch main while working on a force main replacement project in the 6900 block of Cortez Road West, just steps away from where a spill happened in December.

Pump trucks were used to recover the spilled wastewater and crews were able to divert the flow to make repairs, but the wastewater flowed to a canal that leads to Palma Sola Bay, according to a report submitted to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.