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Florida DEP: Piney Point discharges ceased, monitoring ongoing

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is managing increased stormwater on-site due to scattered heavy rain and wind forecasted through tomorrow morning. Teams were on-site all night and continue to coordinate with state meteorologists throughout the weather event. As of April 10th, 217 million gallons remained in the NGS-South compartment. Over the weekend, the site received 0.6 inches of rain, thus increasing the volume in the compartment to 221 million gallons. The steel plate repair is currently sealing the seam separation at this time and will continue to be monitored throughout the storms.

Key status updates and response activities:

  • At this time, discharges to Port Manatee are still ceased.
  • Sampling efforts and monitoring are ongoing. DEP’s interactive water quality dashboard details sampling locations and corresponding results to evaluate any environmental impacts to Tampa Bay from the Piney Point discharges. Results will continue to be posted as soon as they are available.

Residents can find the latest information on the status of the site and response activities at