- Associated Press - Friday, April 28, 2017

GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - State environmental officials say a mainline sewage leak in a Mohawk Valley city has been stopped with temporary repairs and no drinking water supplies have been affected.

Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos says Friday the sewage leak in Gloversville was first reported a week ago. Engineers have since bypassed broken sections of a 28-inch sewer main, stopping the sewage flow into Cayadutta Creek. The creek flows into the Mohawk River.

There was a similar leak last summer in nearby Amsterdam, where sewage from a broken pipeline flowed into a creek feeding into the Mohawk River. Both cities have clay sewage pipes over a century old.

The state budget includes $2.5 billion for water and sewer infrastructure to help cities make needed upgrades to aging systems.


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