Three years ago, 28 million gallons of raw sewage broke through into the Greenwich, CT water. This massive leak was a surprise on December 12, 2008 and was in a 24 inch line.
This is not the first time that Greenwich had a sewage pipe break, causing a leak. On October 4, 2005 a break in the pipe caused a different leak of 14.5 million gallons of raw sewage to be released.
Back in 2001, the EPA had fined the town for leaking on two different occasions, each leak releasing 2 million gallons of sewage. At that point, the EPA fined Greenwich $285,000 for those two leaks.
This time around, Greenwich, CT was fined $100,000 by both the federal government and the state, bringing the grand total to $200,000 in fines due to leaks.
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