Manatee County Wastewater System Repairs Continue

Manatee County Wastewater System Repairs Continue
Posted on 09/30/2022
MANATEE COUNTY, FL (September 30, 2022) – Manatee County residents and visitors are still being asked to “refrain from the drain” to limit wastewater system impacts.

205 of the county’s 738 lift stations (which move sewage from a lower-to-higher elevation facilities to wastewater treatment plants) were offline or without power as of 8 a.m. today (Friday).

While FPL crews are prioritizing the restoration of power to these sites, Manatee County Utilities’ crews also are deploying generators to reestablish service. Because these lift stations are located across the county, customers are being asked to conserve what they put down the drain.

Customers who are experiencing sewage issues are asked to call 3-1-1 so that utilities crews can identify problem areas right away and facilitate fixes.