Sandy Sewage: Connecticut Overflow Tops 24.3 Million Gallons

by Categorized: Uncategorized Date:

A new report from Climate Central shows that Hurricane Sandy sewage overflow totaled 24.3 million gallons – enough to fill 40 Olympic-size swimming pools.

The biggest spill was at the West Side waste water treatment plant in Bridgeport, where 17 million gallons of partially treated sewage were dumped into the Long Island Sound and Bridgeport Harbor as a result of flooding on October 29th.

The report found untreated sewage spills at facilities in eight different towns across the state.

Full report here.

The Courant is using Facebook comments on stories. To comment on courant.com articles, sign into Facebook and enter your comment in the field below. Comments will appear in your Facebook News Feed unless you choose otherwise. To report spam or abuse, click the X next to the comment. For guidelines on commenting, click here.