Thousands of gallons of sewage flows into Warwick Pond after sewer pipe breaks

Warwick Mayor Frank Picozzi shared a photo of crews working to repair a broken sewer pipe, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — Warwick Mayor Frank Picozzi said that thousands of gallons of sewage flowed into Warwick Pond after a sewer pipe broke in the city Monday night.

Picozzi said that the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management recommended that the public does not have any contact with the pond or any points of flow.

The pipe ruptured on Lakeshore Drive. The mayor said that crews had worked through the night to fix the break and continued to work throughout the day Tuesday.

“This is an example of what can happen to aging infrastructure and why we’ve made it a priority to address it. The new leadership at the Sewer Authority told me over a year ago that this area was in need of work that should have been done long ago,” Picozzi said.

Traffic in the neighborhood was detoured around the work zone.

The mayor added that there should be an update on the pipe sometime Tuesday.

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