Sewage main sealed off after break

    A damaged sewage main that was spilling raw sewage into the Schuylkill River has apparently sealed itself.

    According to The Mercury, the sewage main, which carries 80 percent of the city’s sewage flow to its treatment plant along the Schuylkill River, sealed itself with clogged debris over the weekend.

    This was the second time the pipe broke in just two weeks during flooding from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

    The Reading Public Works Department tells The Mercury the sewage was easy to contain, but it is unclear just how much may have entered the river after the break on Friday.

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