Skunk Creek contaminated by sewage spill
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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