February 3, 2012

Sewage spills in Post Falls


The City of Post Falls reported a sewage leak this afternoon that spilled about 50,000 gallons.

The spill occurred about 3 p.m. and leaked the sewage into the former manufactured-housing park west of the Post Falls Senior Center, according to a City of Post Falls news release.

City officials believe the spill was caused by a power spike at the lift station that caused a temporary failure, the news release said. Crews have repaired the 3rd Street Lift Station.

City crews were on the scene within fifteen minutes of receiving reports of a spill and the site was cleaned up by late afternoon, the news release said. The city reported the incident to the Department of Environmental Quality and will have a hydrologist monitor the spill’s effects. Results from the monitoring could take up to 30 days.

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