Wednesday, January 8, 2020
About 2,000 gallons of untreated wastewater has spilled into Thompson School Creek due a contractor accident. As soon as it was noticed, the flow was stopped.
Work was being done to replace the culverts over Thompson School Creek when the contractor broke an undocumented line off a wastewater force main. The break caused the spill which flowed into Thompson School Creek.
The City’s environmental team responded to the site quickly installing a boom to contain the spill. A vacuum truck was used to recover about a thousand gallons of wastewater in the creek. State officials have been notified. The environmental team began testing of the waterway for coliform bacteria.
The incident continues under investigation and review is expected by the State. The incident occurred around 1PM, Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the construction site.
City crews will follow State standards and advice for remediation in the area and City water quality technicians are also monitoring the situation.
The spill in Thompson School Creek does not affect the City's drinking water.