Friday, May 7, 2010

South Adams County Water Sewage Spill UPDATE

The manhole cover had been removed and filled with rocks, blocking sewage flow. This resulted in sewage overflowing out into a large area of the field. The manhole and sanitary sewer lines were cleaned and flows are back to normal.

A contractor is currently on site to assist with the remediation of the area. A sump has been installed to redirect the spilled sewage back into the District’s sanitary sewer system. The next step is the removal of the affected soil; it is estimated that pumping and soil removal will take about 10 days. Once the site is stabilized, the remaining soil will be neutralized to eliminate any lingering odor issues.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Tri-County Health Department will continue to work with the District until remediation has been completed.

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