200,000 gallons of sewage flow into creek tributary
FLORISSANT (AP) - An estimated 200,000 gallons of sewage flowed into a tributary of Coldwater Creek in Florissant after a sewer main break.
The Metropolitan Sewer District said in a news release Tuesday that a resident reported a sewer main break Monday. According to agency spokesman Lance LeComb, there was "no immediate effect to public health or safety" but he advised people stay away from the creek.
LeComb said that sewage was still flowing into the unnamed tributary, but crews blocked it from entering the creek. The sewage spill is being pumped back into the sewer system.
The news release said the agency believed the cause of the break was the high levels of rain the area has seen since June, which has weakened the creek bank. The news release said the bank's stability gives the sewer support.