Environmental building cause of pollution

Workers in Vancouver, Washington were investigating the presence of sewage in Burnt Bridge Creek, near Vancouver Lake and discovered that the source of the problem was the building housing  Washington State’s Department of Ecology.  According to investigators, the building’s sewer line is connected to a storm drain rather than the municipal sewer main, causing sewage to be directed to the creek.

Brian Carlson, Vancouver’s public works director, told The Colombian: “The only thing that’s supposed to be in the storm water pipe is rainwater.”

He added: “The irony is not lost on us.”


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