Update on Broken Sewer Main in Germantown That Released over 10,000 Gallons of Sewage into Seneca Creek
This past Friday it was reported that a sewer pipe had collapsed behind the homes on Porterfield Way in Germantown.
According to WSSC, 10,000+ gallons of sewage was making its way into Seneca Creek. The collapse likely occurred because of an unusual buildup of corrosive gases.
WSSC has posted several updates on their Twitter page, explaining that a 1,000 foot access road must be built through the wooded terrain in order to safely move equipment to the damaged sewer draining.
Before actual repairs to the damaged sewer main in #Germantown can begin, A LOT of prep work needs happen to get the equipment in place…including building a 1,000-foot access road through wooded terrain to safely move equipment to the location of the damaged sewer main. pic.twitter.com/m2p1G1vpAb
— WSSC Water (@WSSCWaterNews) September 28, 2021