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October 24, 2013

Gulf sewer leak declared an emergency

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — According to Schrader, an unknown portion of the 1,000-foot interceptor is collapsed. Public works supervisors think the collapse could have occurred with flash flooding this past June  — or it could be due to activity by beavers in the ravine. The city already got D.E.C.’s permission to remove a beaver’s dam in the affected area. Schrader said the problem might also be that the line simply gave way. It’s roughly 40-year-old corrugated pipe.

Cerrone crews built a road to the bottom of the ravine Wednesday. They’ll start digging to expose the line today, Schrader said. The collapsed portion is to be rebuilt and the rest relined.

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