Storms Worsened Sound’s Sewage Problems

Jan 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Long Island Sound, Water

Millions of gallons of sewage flowed into the Sound during Irene and the October snowstorm that followed, according to a recent report by The Hartford Courant.

Stormwater is seen overflowing from a manhole cover in West Haven during Tropical Storm Irene

A total of 47 sewage treatment plants reported spills to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection during the two storms and their aftermath. But sewage spills into the Sound might not be as rare as a once-in-a-generation storm such as Irene.

Connecticut Fund for the Environment’s 2011 State of the Sound report cited raw sewage treatment as one of the worst aspects of the state’s handling of environmental issues in the body of water.

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