Public health warning issued related to recent sewage discharge in East Boston


From the City of Boston

Boston Water and Sewer Commission Outflow BOS009 in East Boston at Jeffries Point had a discharge beginning at 2:30 p.m. on June 10 ending at 7:35 p.m., then resuming at 8:05 p.m. and ending again at 9:45 p.m. June 10, creating a potential public health risk in the area of the Upper Inner Harbor. This advisory will expire 48 hours after this overflow ended.

The public is advised to avoid contact with affected water bodies for at least 48 hours after a sewage discharge or overflow, during rainstorms, and for 48 hours after rainstorms end, due to increased health risks from bacteria or other pollutants associated with urban stormwater runoff and discharges of untreated or partially treated wastewater.  

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