We saw impressive rainfall totals during a two day rain event May 2nd and 3rd.
Jacksonville, FL —
The City of St. Augustine is reporting its sanitary sewer system has been overwhelmed by heavy rainfall leading to the discharge of raw sewage in several waterways. The city has received nearly 9 inches of rain since Thursday.
The areas of most concern include the San Sebastian and Matanzas Rivers, their tributary creeks including Hospital and Oyster Creeks, and Lake Maria Sanchez.
The city says it has posted warning signs at the various locations along the waterways warning of the dangers.
Swimming, fishing and boating in any of these areas is highly discouraged. The Public Works Department will issue a notice as soon as it is determined that the water quality has returned to acceptable standards.
Due to the heavy rain, the City says it may not be able to issue its report until next week. Neighbors with questions can call the Public Works Department during normal business hours at 904-825-1040 after business hours call 904-825-1044.