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Water quality improves following sewage spill

August 24, 2023 - St. Petersburg city officials announced that water quality around Riviera Bay is back within acceptable limits “and the public can now make contact” with the waterway. An archaic wastewater pipe began leaking Aug. 17, and about 10,600 gallons of raw sewage spilled into the bay by Aug. 19. Water quality testing at six sites throughout the area - including Weedon Islan Preserve - showed that once-elevated bacteria levels were back within an acceptable range.

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