Sewer pipe ruptures in Warwick, spilling wastewater into Narragansett Bay

PROVIDENCE – State environmental authorities are extending an emergency shellfishing closure in upper Narragansett Bay after a sewer line rupture i...

September 20, 2022
4:04 AM

PROVIDENCE – State environmental authorities are extending an emergency shellfishing closure in upper Narragansett Bay after a sewer line rupture in Warwick.  The closure has been in place since heavy rains last week. The state Department of Environmental Management was set to lift it this Friday, but a 24-inch sewer line on Lake Shore Drive in Warwick broke open Monday afternoon, spewing an estimated 450,000 gallons of untreated wastewater into Warwick Pond. The pond connects to Buckeye Brook, which flows into Narraganset Bay.

Alex Kuffner