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Posted on: November 15, 2022

[ARCHIVED] WWTP partially treated water Notification

Starting on or around 7:00AM the wastewater treatment facility suffered an electrical equipment failure. This failure caused part of the treatment process to be bypassed and thus 'partially treated' water was released to surface waters.

 Discharge of partially treated water from effluent outfall site 001. This directly affects the Quinebaug River traveling South-East towards Dudley & CT

 Estimated volume of partially treated water discharged is 917,000 gallons. Values based on flow meter average over period discharged.

Please Avoid contact with these water bodies for 48 hours after the discharge or overflow ceases due to increased health risks from bacteria and other pollutants. 

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