Broken main spills 14 million gallons of raw sewage into Virginia waterway
SUFFOLK, Va. — More than 14 million gallons of raw sewage has spilled from a ruptured main into a tributary of the Nansemond River, WSET.com reported.
According to the story, the 9-inch break occurred during Hurricane Sandy last week.
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.