Officials: Leak posed no danger to creek

27th November, 2015 by

By scott miller

VAIL — This is a story that sounds much worse than it turned out to be: A stormwater drain pipe near Lionshead was found in October to be leaking diluted sewage into Gore Creek. That leak took weeks to isolate, but has now been stopped.Here’s what happened:During a river cleanup in September, someone found algae around a stormwater pipe draining into Gore Creek. Stormwater drains aren’t supposed to grow algae, the first evidence that the pipe was carrying something it shouldn’t.A subsequent investigation by the Eagle River Water and Sanitation District found sewage effluent in the runoff from the pipe. …

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