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Friday, June 14, 2024

500K gallons of public reuse water spills in Ocala

The City of Ocala Water Resources Department experienced a spill of approximately 500,000 gallons of public access reuse water on Thursday, which has been contained.

According to a press release from the city, the spill occurred at the Ocala Wetland Recharge Park, which is located at 2205 NW 21st Street, after a sinkhole formed in Wetland Cell 1.

The city stated that the water involved in the spill from the cell, which is slated for repair, has been “treated and presents no danger to the public or the surrounding area.”

In the press release, the city added that the sinkhole, referred to as a “subsurface subsidence,” is an anticipated component of the park due to the karst topography below ground, and it presents no danger to the public or the environment.

For more information, please contact the City of Ocala Water Resources Department at 352-351-6772.