REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (KCBS) – Work to repair a ruptured sewage line turned an idyllic lagoon community into a noisy construction zone as vacuum trucks pumped raw sewage away from a broken pipe that poured filthy water into the streets, and some garages.

When the 14-inch line that runs alongside the pumping station adjacent to Redwood Shores Lagoon broke at 3 p.m. Wednesday at least six garages in homes near Davit Lane and Anchor Drive were inundated with sewage.

The city’s acting public works director, Marilyn Harang, cautioned residents against coming into contact with the mess.

“Because it is raw sewage, we are telling residents not to attempt to clean it up themselves. We have a restoration company come in. They will clean up and sanitize the garage.”

Harang said it’s unclear what caused the pressurized pipe to burst, or exactly how much sewage spilled into the Bay. No one has lost water or sewage service because of the break.


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