Palm Coast - The City of Palm Coast Utility Department was notified on Monday, Oct. 26 of a foul odor smell at the easterly end of the Island walk Shopping Center.

Utility staff went on site and observed a depression in a grass area between the east entrance road off of Florida Park Drive and a nearby parking lot.

Staff found that there is a large leak into the sewer system at that location.

The shopping center property management was notified that that sewer system area is part of the private system owned by the property owners and that it needs attention as soon as possible to avoid the possibility of public harm.

The area has been temporarily taped off to protect the public.

The City is continuing to be in communication with the property owner regarding this situation.

Further questions should be directed to City of Palm Coast Customer Service at 386-986-2360.