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Posted on: March 16, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Advisory: Potential Risks from Recent Discharge into Connecticut River

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The Holyoke Water Pollution Control Facility has recorded that precipitation within the last four hours has resulted in combined sewer overflow discharges from the city of Holyoke's sewage collection system to the Connecticut River. These discharges may have negative water quality impacts downstream including the Connecticut River adjacent to your community. Swimming, fishing, boating and other uses which may involve water contact is discouraged. Avoid contact with the Connecticut River for 48 hours after the discharge ceases due to increased health risks from bacteria and other pollutants. The discharge consists of rainwater and untreated sewage and waste.

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