Monroe Sewerage Work Creates Sewage Leak
The City of Monroe is replacing existing trunk line from Lee Avenue down Standifer. Soil bores were done in preparation for laying the new trunk line. One of those soil bores penetrated the force main, causing a sewer leak.
In order to control the leak, the Standifer Sewer Pump Station has been shut down. A contractor is scheduled to start repairing the damage caused to the force main Tuesday morning. All the areas affected by the sewer leak have been disinfected and washed to protect public health.
Standifer Street between South Grand and Lee Avenue will be closed until further notice for emergency sewer repairs. Traffic can detour on Mouton or Benton Streets.
The sewer leak has been reported to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.