By Kim Hackett
Last Modified: Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 12:06 p.m.
“This spill as far as we know happened after” the beach samples came up high, said Chuck Henry, health department environmental manager.
Henry said he was told the spill lasted an hour.
Neighborhood yards have remnants of toilet paper and sanitary products and residents say they have not been told about what was in the water. They also say no one has cleaned up the mess.
“A guy was out here with a hose,” Bradford said.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection website reported the spill on Linwood Drive by noting that representative with Sarasota utilities “advised that 50,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled from lift station due to unknown causes. Nearby storm drain that leads to Phillippi Creek was affected. Material was vacuumed up and lime was applied.”