Sewage is seeping from the ground and discharging into Hayden Lake.
According to the Hayden Lake Recreational Water and Sewer District, sewage began seeping from the ground near 4025 E. Jacobs Ladder Trl at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
The cause of the discharge was found to be a failed sewer service connection, which allowed sewage to enter a storm drain which leads to Hayden Lake.
The estimated release was 3,500-17,000 gallons of raw sewage over an unknown period of time.
The area was heavily disinfected with sodium hypochlorite and washed down.
The release was immediately reported to the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Coeur d'Alene, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
At this time, there is no known public health or environmental impacts.
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