WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP)– Ecological authorities are advising citizens to prevent a stretch of the Blackstone River after discovering that sewage was dripping into the river from a wastewater treatment plant on Sunday.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management stated it’s examining the discharge of partially dealt with wastewater from the Woonsocket Regional Wastewater Treatment Center. Authorities stated they were warned of the discharge Sunday early morning which it is “presently continuous.”
Locals are being prompted to prevent swimming, boating or fishing in the river from Cumberland Hill Roadway in Woonsocket to the Slater Mill Dam in Pawtucket. The advisory will stay in impact up until additional notification.
The treatment plant is run by the personal company Jacobs and deals with about 10 million gallons of sewage a day, according to the department. The firm stated it formerly released letters of noncompliance to the center in November 2021 and March 2022 concerning “operations and upkeep issues.”
Jacobs did not right away react to an ask for remark.
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