Repairs Underway After Break Causes 2 Million Gallon Sewage Spill Into Nantucket Harbor

Repairs Underway After Break Causes 2 Million Gallon Sewage Spill Into Nantucket Harbor

WBUR Newsroom

Workers on Nantucket hope to make progress Sunday on repairing a massive sewer main break near the town’s intersection of South Beach Street and Broad Street, according to a press release.

Since Thursday, the break has caused two million gallons of untreated sewage to flow into Nantucket Harbor.

The town decided to keep the pipe open to prevent any sewage backups into homes that could cause a widespread health threat.

Nantucket Director of Public Health Roberto Santamaria said this weekend’s brutal cold is difficult for crews to work in, but in at least one way, it’s a help…(Read the full story)

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