Heavy Rain Leads to Sewage Spills

Friday, May 2, 2014  |  Updated 6:57 AM EDT
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Heavy Rain Leads to Sewage Spills

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Heavy rain over the last day has led to problems at several sewage treatment plants in Connecticut and one of the worst cases is in Stamford, where an estimated 25 million gallons spilled.

Heavy rain over the last day has led to problems at several sewage treatment plants in Connecticut and one of the worst cases is in Stamford, where an estimated 25 million gallons spilled.

Mayor David Martin is touring Stamford Harbor this afternoon to evaluate the impact.

The Stamford Advocate reports
that this is a “near record” discharge and the sewage is partially treated and non-disinfected."

Officials from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said they have been in touch with officials in Stamford since first thing this morning. 

"It stinks. It is disgusting," Carl Bochterie a dockmaster in Stamford, told the Advocate.

DEEP said “a number of plants have had unseasonably high flows due to the intensity of the storms last night, and some have reported a loss of treatment effectiveness.”

Thirteen towns were affected and  Stamford and Middletown appear to be the worst, according to DEEP.

Other towns reporting issues from last night’s storm are Branford, Bridgeport –East, Bridgeport–West, Bristol, Fairfield, Greenwich, Meriden, Milford-Beaver Brook, Milford-Housatonic, Norwalk, Stratford, Wallingford and West Haven.
 

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