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LWW sewage spill contained

About 150 gallons of raw sewage spilled from a broken underground pipe at Lake Wildwood, and some of it went into the lake, but officials said Wednesday they didn’t think the spill posed a risk.

“We don’t believe there’s a health risk,” said David Presta, a Nevada County environmental specialist who inspected the spill, which was reported about noon Wednesday by the Nevada County Department of Sanitation.

The spill came from a broken sewer main in the 18000 block of Wildflower Drive. Sewage flowed about 12 feet into a storm drain that empties into the lake.

Heavy rains helped dilute the sewage spill, Presta said.

Sanitation workers are taking a water sample where the storm drain empties into the lake, but “we don’t expect to find high amounts of bacteria,” Presta said.

Sanitation workers stopped the flow of sewage from the broken pipe by diverting it through another line, he said.

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