Switch Malfunction Causes Sewage Spill
|Industry Type:||Water/Waste Water|
A malfunctioning air compressor power switch is believed to be the cause of a sewage spill into Lookingglass Creek. The switch operates a sensor that tracks sewage levels in the pump station’s well. Because of early morning failure, the sewage was not pumped through a pressure line and was allowed to spill into the creek. The amount of material spilled into the creek is unknown.
As a result of a switch malfunction, sewage was not pumped into a pressure line and was allowed to spill into Lookingglass Creek. The switch was relatively new and was installed less than 45 days prior to the incident.