pumping sewage into Tampa Bay Hermine Forces Millions Of Gallons Of Sewage Into Water Bodies, Streets By Julio Ochoa • Sep 8, 2016 Downpours from Hurricane Hermine forced wastewater facilities in at least 15 communities around the Tampa Bay area to release millions of gallons of sewage onto residential streets and into water bodies over a seven day period that ended Tuesday. Health Advisories Issued For Three Hillsborough Beaches By Julio Ochoa • Jun 10, 2016 Google Maps Listen Listening... / 1:04 The Hillsborough County Health Department issued health advisories for three public beaches today. Elevated levels of bacteria were found in the water at Simmons Park, Picnic Island and Davis Island. Health Department Testing For Bacteria Along Beaches After Sewage Release By Julio Ochoa • Jun 8, 2016 Chris O'Meara/Associated Press When the sewer system in St. Petersburg became overwhelmed by rain from Tropical Storm Colin the city had to pump sewage into Tampa Bay. St. Pete Beach had the same problem and pumped sewage into Boca Ciega Bay.