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Metairie lift station springs a leak, water gushes into the street

(Source: Deven Clarke / Fox 8 Photo) (Source: Deven Clarke / Fox 8 Photo)
METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) -

A large leak at a Metairie sewerage lift station sent a torrent of water gushing into the street and surrounding area in this morning.

The station is located near the intersection of Transcontinental Avenue and Vineland Street.

The lift station helps receive waste water and pump it out. Waste water is also treated at the facility.

A malfunction at the station caused waste water to flow in the opposite direction, which forced the flow gushing off the building and pouring onto the street.

The station is operated remotely.

Observers on the scene could see the water begin flowing and then stop.

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