Officials: 25 million gallons of sewage from Stamford wastewater treatment plant flood Stamford harbor

This week's heavy rainfall caused the Stamford Wastewater Treatment Plant to overflow into Stamford harbor, officials say. (5/2/14)

STAMFORD - Stamford and state officials met Friday to discuss improvements to the city's sewage plant after it sent millions of gallons of sewage into the city's harbor.

The incident happened following the rain storms on Wednesday and Thursday.

Residents say that they are outraged at the sight and the smell of the harbor.

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Officials with the city of Stamford say they intend to replace old pipes and research ways of improving the system, but they say that Mother Nature's actions are out of their hands.

City officials say they are applying for a grant to upgrade parts of the system. They also say that they're hoping all of the sewage will be washed away within a week.

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