25 Million Gallons of Sewage Flows into Stamford Harbor

Photo illustration/New England Boating
Photo illustration/New England Boating

TheHour.com: [Stamford’s] sewage-treatment plant dumped a whopping 25 million gallons of partially treated sewage into Stamford Harbor on Thursday [May 1], causing health officials to warn residents to refrain from water activities.

The record-breaking spill started at around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night and peaked at 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning after more than 4” of rain hit the city. The rainfall led the Stamford Water Pollution Control facility’s sewage pumps to be overwhelmed with water.

Read more about the 25 million gallons of sewage dumped into Stamford Harbor.