Ruptured Reading Sewer Main Being Fixed – Replacement Slated For Later This Year

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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!

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