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Burlington Bay Beach was closed after high levels of E. coli were descovered in the water. Photo by Todd Ronning.

Skunk Creek contaminated by sewage spill

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An estimated 35,000 gallons of sewage seeped into Skunk Creek and spread to Burlington Bay early last week. The resulting contamination caused the closure of the beach off and on throughout that week and into this week. According to public utilities Gas, Water and Sewer Superintendent, Scott Johnson, the leakage was caused by an electrical failure due to a faulty breaker, resulting in the release of previously contained sewage which harbored bacteria.

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