The Bainbridge Island Police and Fire Departments are warning people and pets to stay away from the waters of Eagle Harbor near the ferry terminal for a sewage spill. The warning was issued around 2:07 this afternoon, Sunday, August 10.
City Manager Doug Schulze said the spill happened when crews were working early this morning under the ferry dock replacing the old sewer pipe. A contractor hit the old pipe by accident while digging the trench for the replacement pipe. The workers knew immediately what they had done, he said, and shut off the system right away.
Schulze thought only a very small amount of raw sewage had been released before they could shut off the system. He said they would have an estimate of the amount sometime tomorrow.
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