Officials said a mechanical failure was to blame for raw sewage backing up onto a public sidewalk and road in Seneca Falls.
The failure was reported during the morning hours on Saturday, according to an alert from the state’s ‘Right to Know’ system.
The discharge location was listed as 2085 Route 5&20. Untreated sewage was running out of a sanitary manhole, onto the sidewalk and street, before entering a storm catch basin.
Crews were on-site working to repair the issue. The area where the leakage occurred was closed off to the public.
The pump issue was fixed by the afternoon, but the spill area remained blocked off.
The volume of sewage was officially noted at 50 gallons per minute with the leak lasting 117 minutes.
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