The ruptured 42-inch sewer main in Reading is being patched for now and will be replaced starting later this year. Replacing the 60-year-old pipe will cost $15 million.
While the pipe is being repaired, 12 million gallons of raw sewage a day are being discharged into the Schuylkill River. The leak was found around noon.
Pottstown and Philadelphia (pictured above) use the Schuylkill River for their water supply!