Raw Sewage Spills into Housatonic River
May 5, 2018
The CT Post reports that a break in a main sewer line in Dalton, MA, has allowed raw sewage to flow into Housatonic River and ultimately into Long Islandon. The break occurred on Wednesday, May 2.
The volume of impact and the release rate are unknown, according to a CT state official, but the line conveys 2.5 million gallons per day.
The Housatonic flows about 70 miles, and empties into Long Island Sound at Milford and Stratford.
Repair crews have installed a pump at the break, and have instigated a bypass operation. A catchment area was also built to collect solids in the area around the break, according the Post.