Power Outage Causes Sewage Spill at Big Timber Creek

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A power outage in Gloucester Township made for a nasty spill in the Big Timber Creek yesterday afternoon.

On Sunday, June 18th, around 3:30 p.m., a Camden County Municipal Utility Authority pump station, located on Chews Landing Road, lost power from its electrical provider, PSE&G, causing a pipe to get backed up. The power loss led to the sewage spill into Big Timber Creek.

After approximately 90 minutes, power was restored as the overflow was stopped and contained.

Officials with the Camden County Health Department and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, issued a warning to residents not to swim, drink, fish, or eat fish out of the creek for at least 24 hours.

However, residents in Gloucester Township, Camden, Runnemede, Bellmawr, Audubon Park, and Mount Ephraim, who make use of the streams and rivers running off of the creek, should follow the public health advisory until Tuesday, June 20th.

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