Tuesday, March 25, 2014
By James Lomuscio
A Westport sewer leak Monday near West Parish Road and Wagon Wheel Lane spilled 5,000 gallons of raw sewage into Muddy Brook and required 1,500-gallon pump trucks to work 10 hours straight hauling effluent from one pump station to the next until new pipe was laid, Public Works Director Stephen Edwards said today.
The leak occurred near the Center Street pump station, which had to be shut down, the effluent trucked to the Green’s Farms pump station.
“In order to stop the leak, we had to shut the pump station off,” said Edwards, adding that had the effluent not been trucked to the Green’s Farms, raw sewage would have backed up into homes.
At peak flow, he said, 500 gallons per minute were coming into the Center Street station.
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