- Associated Press - Sunday, September 20, 2015

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A Burlington home connected to the wrong city pipe has been sending sewage into Lake Champlain and officials don’t know when the problem started.

City Public Works Director Chapin Spencer tells Vermont Public Radio (https://bit.ly/1V1tFTc ) a wastewater line coming from the home was connected to the city’s stormwater pipe instead of a sewer main. That stormwater pipe leads straight to Lake Champlain.

The Strathmore Homeowners Association has a private beach in the area and sent water test results to its members. An email sent Wednesday says a test at the beach showed an E. Coli concentration of 1,733 parts per 100 milliliters. The state says water with a concentration above 235 parts per 100 milliliters is considered unsafe for swimming.

The city said it was investigating the pipe problem.

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Information from: WVPS-FM, https://www.vpr.net

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