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.

Read more at Courant.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 277 other followers