80,000 gallons of wastewater spewed into Ware’s Creek before crews shut it down

An 18-inch force main waste water line erupted some time around midnight in Ballard Park, spilling an estimated 80,000 gallons of waste water through the storm water system and into Ware’s Creek.
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An 18-inch force main waste water line erupted some time around midnight in Ballard Park, spilling an estimated 80,000 gallons of waste water through the storm water system and into Ware’s Creek.

Urban Affairs Reporter Mark Young began his career in 1996 and has been covering the cities of Bradenton and Palmetto since 2014. He has won more than a dozen awards over the years including the coveted Lucy Morgan Award for In-Depth Reporting from the Florida Press Club and beat reporting from the Society for Professional Journalists to name a few. His reporting experience is as diverse as the communities he covers.

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