WORCESTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The City of Worcester notified the public on Sunday that a failure in the Worcester's Lake Ave Sewer Pumping Station has resulted in untreated wastewater releasing into Lake Quinsigamond.
Officials said that the malfunction in the station flooded the facility and prevented the pumps from operating. The City of Worcester said in a statement that the effected pumping station is the largest capacity station in the city, typically pumping 3 million gallons of sewage per day.
The City of Worcester Division of Public Health and the Department of Inspectional Services issued a public health advisory as a precaution.
Officials said that residents should not use the lake for recreational activities like ice fishing near the pumping station at 83 Lake Ave. and to the south of it until further notice.