Sewage Rupture

March 20, 2007

Reported by Associated Press

A main sewer line into the Sulphur Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant has ruptured under Bayou dInde, and Sulphur Mayor Ron LeLeux says fixing it will not be easy.

LeLeux says workers at the plant noticed yesterday a reduction in the amount of sewage flowing into the plant.

The cause of the rupture has not been determined, and LeLeux could not say how long it would take to repair it.

He says the repair would require boring under the bayou to replace the ruptured line.

In the meantime, the city's wastewater system won't be shut down, but public works officials hope to limit the flow into the plant.

The Sulphur system also serves Westlake, Carlyss and Mossville.