Sewage Spill In Stamford Closes Beaches, Cancels Regatta
STAMFORD — Heavy rains overnight caused a spill of about 25 million gallons of partially-treated sewage into the Stamford Harbor, officials said Thursday.
The city has closed the beaches and shellfish beds, and canceled a regatta that was scheduled for this weekend as a precaution, city Director of Administration Mike Handler said.
The spill began at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Handler said, when the water flow exceeded what the wastewater treatment plant is designed to handle. Early Thursday morning the plant experienced the highest level of water flow ever recorded there, he said.