Friday, September 22, 2023

Williamsburg Wastewater Overflow Caused by Pump Station Part Failure

(WYDaily Media)

WILLIAMSBURG — The City of Williamsburg investigated a wastewater overflow at Pump Station 10 earlier this week and determined that the cause was a part failure at the pump.

Pump Station 10 is located near Monticello Avenue and the William & Mary School of Education. The wastewater overflow at the station was discovered by a City of Williamsburg Public Works & Utilities employee on the morning of Monday, Aug. 8.

Following the discovery of the overflow, the Department of Public Works & Utilities and Williamsburg Fire Department arrived at the scene to assess and contain the overflow. The City of Williamsburg also contacted the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Department of Health, and the College of William & Mary.

“Public Works & Utilities crews stopped and contained the overflow by mid-morning Monday. Williamsburg Fire Department laid booms in College Creek to help with containment. The subsequent investigation has found that much of the wastewater landed on the wide floodplain of College Creek. Investigation into the wastewater amount spilled is ongoing,” According to the City of Williamsburg.

For more news and updates from the City of Williamsburg, please check out the city’s website.

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