Sewage Leak Smells, Taints Susquehanna, Quickly Fixed

DECEMBER MEETING • COOPERSTOWN TRUSTEES

Sewage Leak Smells, Taints

Susquehanna, Quickly Fixed

By PATRICK WAGER • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – A sewage trunk line running near Council Rock leaked its contents into the Susquehanna River in recent days, Public Works Superintendent Mitch Hotaling told the Village Board last evening.

While the leak could be smelled by neighbours, emergency plumbers were able to fix it in three hours, Hotaling said.

This admittedly is an unusual occurrence and is not a typical emergency plumbing situation. Thankfully, the experienced plumbers were able to resolve the issue. Luckily, most plumbers are very clued in on incidents like this, though they’re not regular occurrences. Trenchless Sewer Repairs come naturally to many plumbers, and if you need this type of repair in your home, you should contact one immediately. Regardless, the neighbors were all very grateful for the fixture of the sewage leak!

The village’s water supply was never in any danger since the intake pipe that carries water up the various water treatment company options within the area, the treatment plant found at Mill Street is fed far out in the lake, he said.

“We have had situations like this in the past,” he told trustees. “The lines are cleaned with our ‘sewer jetter’ and flow is restored to normal.”

The jetter clears drains and sewerage with a high-pressure stream of water.


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