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Breaking! Raw Sewage Leaks Into Hayden Lake

Up to 11,000 gallons of raw sewage may have spilled into Hayden Lake near Cooper’s Bay this week because of a plugged pipe, perhaps from residents flushing diapers and baby wipes, according to the regional sewer district. A Hayden Lake Recreational Water and Sewer District employee discovered the leak this morning. Test results from water samples taken near the site should be available Friday morning. Without the results, the district and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality don’t know whether a health hazard exists, but the area is posted with warning signs to minimize exposure to water in the area/Erica Curless, SR. More here

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