- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

NORTHPORT, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say a wastewater main leak in Northport is still affecting local rivers and creeks.

AL.com reports (https://bit.ly/29om6bF) that according to Black Warrior Riverkeeper spokesman Nelson Brooke, there is a 21-inch long break in the main that happened Saturday. Repairs are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Sewer pump stations continue to overflow across the city and sewage is draining into Harper Creek, Mill Creek, Upper Smith Creek and the Black Warrior River.

The city posted on its Facebook page Saturday that drinking water would not be affected but to, “avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water potentially affected by the overflow sites.”

Besides Facebook, the city informed residents on its website, and a tweet via the Northport Fire and Rescue Service but did not respond to residents’ questions or comments on the sites.

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