‘No Swimming’ notice issued at Worcester lake after sewage leak

WORCESTER, Mass. (WHDH) — Officials have issued a “no swimming” notice at Lake Quinsigamond after sewage leaked into the water from a local pumping station.

Officials said the sewage release happened for about an hour and 15 minutes Tuesday morning due to a problem at the pumping station.

Swimmers and boaters are being asked to avoid the lake.

Bacteria from the overflow can increase the risk of people getting sick from the contaminated water.

(Copyright (c) 2020 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)