On Sept. 29, the Port Washington Water Pollution Control District discovered a fissure on a section of the underground sewage pipe leading from the pump station at Sunset Park to the wastewater treatment plant on Harbor Road.
The district immediately mobilized its crew and two outside contractors to rectify the problem. Tanker trucks worked around the clock to transfer the flow from the pump station to the treatment plant.
After examining the options for remediation, the superintendent and the district’s engineer determined that a section of the pipe required replacement and re-routing.
After ordering replacement pipe and timber sheeting, the district completed installation on Thursday, Oct. 4. Flow from the Sunset Park pump station to the treatment plant was restored.
Traffic on Shore Road was reduced to one lane in the area of the repairs. No word yet on the cost of the remediation. The district thanks all Port residents who were affected by the emergency repairs for their patience and cooperation.