Vandals blamed for LWW sewage spill |

Vandals blamed for LWW sewage spill

Vandals apparently put large rocks into a manhole at Lake Wildwood, causing a sewage spill Monday that’s expected to eventually enter the gated community’s namesake reservoir via Deer Creek.

The overflowing manhole was in the 14000 block of Bristle Court. Nevada County Department of Transportation and Sanitation workers unblocked it at about 3:30 p.m. Monday.

“It caused the manhole to overflow. They don’t know for how long. They’re not reporting a high volume” of spilled sewage, said Kurtis Zumwalt of the county Environmental Health Department.

Sanitation department workers posted warning signs in the area of the spill and near Deer Creek where it enters Lake Wildwood, he said.

Workers also will take water samples to gauge the spill’s impact.

“The reason why they think it was vandalism is that numerous large rocks were found in the blocked manhole,” Zumwalt said. “It happens sometimes. Some wonderful young ones will do that.”

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