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No Swimming Order Issued for Lake Quinsigamond

Worcester, MA (August 22, 2017) - City officials are issuing a no swimming advisory for Lake Quinsigamond until further notice, due to a sanitary sewer overflow into the lake. Recreational activities, including boating, are also prohibited.

The sewage release occurred for about an hour and 15 minutes Tuesday morning, due to a problem at a sewage pumping station.

Bacteria from the overflow can increase the risk of getting sick by consumption of contaminated water. City officials will continue to monitor and sample water to ensure recreational water quality standards are within acceptable limits before allowing swimming and other activities.

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