Processing Magazine

Broken main spills 14 million gallons of raw sewage into Virginia waterway

November 6, 2012

SUFFOLK, Va. — More than 14 million gallons of raw sewage has spilled from a ruptured main into a tributary of the Nansemond River, reported.

According to the story, the 9-inch break occurred during Hurricane Sandy last week.

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Hampton Roads Sanitation District spokeswoman Nancy Munnikhuysen says the flow has been reduced to about 1,000 gallons per minute.

A bypass to stop the spill will be installed by Friday, the article stated.

Drinking water in the area was unaffected, Munnikhuysen said.