Riviera Utilities experienced a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) on December 5, 2017 from approximately 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Gulf Telephone Lift
Station (GULS). The SSO occured as a result in a leak in the 8-inch
sanitary sewer force main that discharges from GULS. GULS was shut down and the force main was valved to isolate it from sanitary sewer flow from other stations in order to stop the SSO. Repairs are currently being made to the tee connection and a valve is being added to the force main to make it easier to isolate GULS in the future. The SSO was contained on the GULF site and did not reach the drainage ditch along Hwy 59.