Sewage leaking into lake near apartments in S'port

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – A Shreveport apartment complex is dealing with raw sewage flowing to a lake nearby the complex.

Residents at Champion Lake Apartments are smelling the foul odor after a major break in the force main near Champion Lake.

According to the City of Shreveport, the Stoner Lift Station experienced a four to six hour power outage during storms on Saturday evening. But, after it was repaired another problem caused the break that resulted in sewage going into the lake.

Just before 5 p.m., we were told that sewage was flowing to the lake at a rate of approximately 2,000 gallons per minute.  The city is working to make repairs at this time.

The state DEQ has been notified and Shreveport will monitor the water quality in the lake until testing can confirm water quality is back to normal.

The City of Shreveport expects the operation to be completed overnight. If residents have any questions, they can contact the city's Department of Operational Services at 673-7660.

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