Advisory follows leak at wastewater treatment facility

Problems continue Tuesday evening in Pittsfield after a lightning strike over the weekend caused a power outage at the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

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More than three-million gallons of partially treated sewage leaked into the Housatonic River.
That’s according to our media partners at The Berkshire Eagle.

This is the second time this has happened this year.
People nearby have been notified to avoid the water for 48 hours due to an increased risk of bacteria.

Pittsfield’s commissioner of public services and utilities maintains the city’s water is still safe to drink.

Testing is underway.