Washington St CSO Facility Force Main Failure

Staff from the Department of Utilities, Water Pollution Control Division and the City’s contractor Suez responded Monday, October 30, 2017  to a report of flooding in the parking lot at the Gateway Center. It was determined through investigations the 10” force main that pumps out of the Washington CSO Facility had failed. The force main has been isolated from the sanitary sewer system stopping the overflow in order to excavate and make the necessary repairs. By isolating the failed force main, there is no service disruption in the sanitary sewer system.

The flooded area is being cleaned and disinfected