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Sewage overflow closes South Lake; bacteria sampling underway (updated)

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UPDATE 20-March-2015
The advisory issued for South Lake on 3/15/15 has now been lifted and contact with the lake water is no longer restricted. Water Quality samples taken from the lake indicated that the levels of bacteria are below State Standards.

A sewage overflow occurred March 15, 2015 in the vicinity of South Lake, near the intersection of Winter Garden Vineland Road and Degen St (map). The lake may have been impacted by the overflow. As a precaution, the county is advising that there be no contact with the lake water until further notice. The area has been posted with signage. Bacteria samples will be taken and once the levels are within acceptable standards, this posting will be updated.

Additional Contact Information

Julie Bortles

Orange County Envrionmental Protection Division