Sewage break makes a mess in Greenwich

Greenwich's sewage system along Sound Shore Road burst Friday, spewing smelly sewage from underground.Officials aren't sure what caused the break yet, but Thursday's rain may

GREENWICH - Greenwich's sewage system along Sound Shore Road burst Friday, spewing smelly sewage from underground.

Officials aren't sure what caused the break yet, but Thursday's rain may have played a part. The break is the third the town has had since the 1980s.

The waste will now end up into nearby waters. The sewage is being pumped into a nearby storm drain and flushed into the Myanis River and out into the Sound. The town had to be granted permission to do that from the state due to the environmental impact.

Residents in the Cos Cob, Old Greenwich and Old Mynis sections of town are being asked to conserve water while the town deals with the situation.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Connecticut Sportscast, Jan. 19
Soto's family describes the 31-year-old as funny, helpful, 2 Family mourns death of Stamford man killed in crash
Stamford police are seeking the gunman involved in 3 Stamford PD: Man shot in Main St. convenience store
Noel Esbri, 32, was later declared dead of 4 Man found shot to death inside Bridgeport apartment
Bridgeport police say a woman is in critical 5 Police: Woman shot in the head in Bridgeport

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE