Sanitary Sewer Overflow Advisory Notices

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Sanitary Sewer Overflow Advisory Notices

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Advisory Notices

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Latest Update:

January 11, 2024 1:50 PM

Update Notification (ceased)

On January 10, 2024 at approximately 10:00 AM, a sanitary sewer overflow near 299 Great Rd was identified by the Bedford Department of Public Works. The overflow continued for a duration of 25.75 hours, and it is estimated that a volume of 808,000 gallons of discharge was released before it ceased on Jan 11, 2024 at approximately 11:45 AM. The overflow likely consisted of untreated sewage and waste.

 

Potentially affected municipalities include Bedford, Burlington, and Billerica, and potentially affected water bodies include Shawsheen River. Avoid contact with these water bodies for 48 hours after the discharge or overflow ceases due to increased health risks from bacteria and other pollutants. See the Bedford DPW website for more information on whether specific resource areas, such as bathing beaches, are affected: https://www.bedfordma.gov/497/Sanitary-Sewer-Overflow-Advisory-Notice

Prior Updates

January 11, 2024 9:30 AM

Update Notification

On January 10, 2024 at approximately 10:00 AM, a sanitary sewer overflow near 299 Great Road was identified by the Bedford Department of Public Works. The overflow is on -going, and it is estimated that a volume of 664,500 gallons of discharge has been released so far as of 3:15 AM. The overflow likely consists of untreated sewage and waste.

Potentially affected municipalities include Bedford, Burlington, and Billerica, and potentially affected water bodies include Shawsheen River. Avoid contact with these water bodies for 48 hours after the discharge or overflow ceases due to increased health risks from bacteria and other pollutants. See the Bedford DPW website for more information on whether specific resource areas, such as bathing beaches, are affected: https://www.bedfordma.gov/497/Sanitary-Sewer-Overflow-Advisory-Notice

January 10, 2024 11:24 AM

Initial Notification

On January 10, 2024 at approximately 10:00 AM,  a sanitary sewer overflow near 299 Great Road was identified by the Bedford Department of Public Works. The overflow is on-going, and it is estimated that a volume of 5000 gallons of discharge has been released so far as of 10:50 AM. The overflow likely consists of untreated sewage and waste.

 

Potentially affected municipalities include Bedford, Burlington, and Billerica, and potentially affected water bodies include Shawsheen River. Avoid contact with these water bodies for 48 hours after the discharge or overflow ceases due to increased health risks from bacteria and other pollutants. See the Bedford DPW website for more information on whether specific resource areas, such as bathing beaches, are affected: https://www.bedfordma.gov/497/Sanitary-Sewer-Overflow-Advisory-Notice

 

This overflow has no impact on the Town's drinking water or wells.


View the Initial Notification document here