Reclaimed water leak posed no danger to the public.

An estimated 3,200 gallons of reclaimed water was discharged in the area of 527 Norriego Road Wednesday.


The leak, which presented no danger to the public, was created when a fitting on a 2-inch PVC pipe broke, a report from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection said.


The spill had to be reported because the leak was caused by a broken pipe and did not come out of a sprinkler head, said Lockwood Wernet, the general manager at Destin Water Users, which maintains the pipe.


"It’s the same water we send out to use in irrigation," he said. "This is public access reused water."


The leak was halted approximately 20 minutes after it was reported at 1:15 p.m., the pollution report said. The water that escaped "flowed onto the adjacent property and percolated into the ground," the release said.


"No clean-up actions are needed and the reclaimed water did not enter any surface waters or stormwater systems," the release said.