View Full Version : Sewer main break on Merrimack River
05-15-2006, 09:48 AM
I saw on NECN this morning that the floods have caused a sewer main break above Amesbury that is resulting in large amounts of raw sewage being dumped directly into the Merrimack.
They said this has led to a "health advisory" from Amesbury to Newburyport for residents along the river. I guess it's pretty bad but I've been looking on line for more details and haven't found anything.
05-15-2006, 10:46 AM
Heard the upper Marinas on the Mack have been destroyed, Nasty Storm.
there have already been reports on other boards of the mister hanky fly with a corn droper slaying the shad. They used to work well in the Haba after a good rain!
05-15-2006, 02:14 PM
Excerpt from a story on Boston.com:
Gov. Mitt Romney said sewage was a major problem. About 35 million gallons a day was being dumped into the Merrimack River due to a burst in the pipes in Haverhill while another 115 million gallons a day were expected to spill in from a regional treatment plant in Lawrence, because power for the plant was under water.
05-15-2006, 05:15 PM
this really bites
On the upside...they also siad the raw sewage only accounts for about 10% of the total flow...the rest is flood water.
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