Crews hope to fix ruptured sewage pipe

February 20, 2009 8:50:41 AM PST
Work crews are set to pour concrete around a pipe at a treatment plant that ruptured and spilled hundreds of gallons of sewage into San Francisco Bay earlier this week.SIGN-UP: Get breaking news sent to you

Officials say nearly 500,000 gallons of raw and partially treated sewage spilled into the bay until temporary repair work Thursday mostly capped the leak at the Fort Baker treatment plant in Sausalito.

An official with the Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District -- which operates the plant -- says the 23-year-old pipe will be encased in concrete Friday.

As the final repair work is done, the local Regional Water Quality Control Board is investigating the sewage spill.

The sanitary district has also scheduled a special board meeting to discuss the spill.

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