1M gallons of sewage, stormwater released into St. Albans stream

Published: Apr. 5, 2019 at 9:17 AM EDT
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More than 1 million gallons of sewage and stormwater was released into a St. Albans stream Thursday.

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation says the discharge was caused by a pump malfunction and was authorized in order to prevent overflows and stop backups into businesses and homes.

The wastewater was released into Stevens Brook, which feeds into Lake Champlain.