DESTIN — Storage tanks in Destin spilled about 90,000 gallons of reclaimed water Monday night, with some entering a nearby wetland, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
A Destin Water Users employee noticed reclaimed water storage tanks overflowing at 10 p.m. at the wastewater treatment plant at 14 Industrial Park Lane in Destin, a DEP news release said.
Reclaimed water can be used for landscape irrigation but is not suitable for drinking.
A site inspection by the DEP confirmed that 90,000 gallons of reclaimed water spilled over a two-hour period before it was stopped. Most of the water flowed into onsite stormwater ponds, the release said. However, 9,000 gallons entered a nearby wetland that is isolated from adjacent water sources and therefore did not discharge downstream.