According to the Westport Fire Department, the sewage leak in the Saugatuck River was completely stopped as of 8:30 last night.
Temporary pumps will remain in place until permanent pumps are installed next month.
According to the Fire Department, town officials have been in close communication with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and the Westport Weston Health District.
Water quality testing will be performed tomorrow (Monday), in an effort to reopen beaches. Swimming at all Westport beaches — including Sherwood Island State Park — remains off limits today, “in an abundance of caution.”
First Selectman Jim Marpe thanked town and state departments for their prompt response. He added, “We appreciate the cooperation of our residents and visitors not using the beaches for swimming until we receive the all-clear from the Health District and DEEP.”