A sewage leak into the Solomon Chute Creek, leading to the Annapolis River in Bridgetown, has been repaired, the Nova Scotia Department of Environment said late Monday afternoon.
“Department of Environment staff have confirmed with town officials that untreated sewage is no longer being released,” the department said in a media release.
The town's drinking water was not affected by the leak, and the water is safe to drink. Restrictions on activities in the creek and the Annapolis River, imposed late last week, have been lifted.
Department of Environment said Friday staff was investigating the release of sewage into the creek just north of Jubilee Park.
The Town of Bridgetown confirmed that a pipe was releasing untreated sewage and that it was addressing the issue. The town was advised to notify the public.
The department said Friday the amount of sewage released was unknown but asked people to avoid contact with water in the area and not to swim in, drink from, or eat fish from water sources north of Jubilee Park, including the Annapolis River.