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Officials narrow estimates of sewage that leaked into Animas River

daily-times.com, 13 November 2014

 

FARMINGTON — The Farmington sewage station that stopped working for approximately eight hours Sunday leaked an estimated 8,600 gallons of contaminated pond water into the Animas River, city officials said Thursday.

 

That volume of water could almost fill three watering trucks.

 

But the raw sewage was diluted before it reached the river, Public Works Director David Sypher said. It spread — several-inches thick — over a three-acre field. It also oozed into a pond that was already three-quarters full with clean water. Then, after the water level rose, the contaminated water entered the river through a small overflow pipe. Read more....