Crews were able finish a second set of temporary piping and pumps early Wednesday, allowing the sewage to bypass the break and be pumped right into the treatment plant.
Repairing the WSSC sewage pipe that broke Thursday is far more complex than your average water main repair.
As of Friday morning, more than three million gallons of raw sewage had flowed from the site of the broken pipe, and that number will continue to grow, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission said.
Environmental officials say millions of gallons of sewage have flowed in the Patapsco River after a line broke during flooding in Ellicott City.
Few things are as disgusting as an overflow of raw sewage —except, perhaps, the thing that causes most overflows: grease balls.
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