Oct 02, 2017
areas of Atlantic City and parts of Ventnor, which were closed following the
discovery of a sewer leak in ACUA’s 30”
force main on Saturday, September 22, have been reopened. The leak occurred on
the west side of Bader Field in the force main which conveys sewage from the
downbeach communities and Chelsea Heights to ACUA’s regional treatment facility
in Atlantic City.
A bypass was completed early Thursday morning and the leak was stopped. On
Sunday, October 1, officials from the Health Department of Atlantic City and
Atlantic County Department of Health sampled multiple locations in Atlantic
City and Ventnor.
samples taken from 11 locations in and around the Bader Field area, down to
West End Avenue in Ventnor show no elevated levels of Enterococci, the
indicator organism that is used to determine if the water is safe for swimming.
All locations tested were well below the action level of 104/100 mL, indicating
that the waters in and around the site of the leak are all safe for bathing,
swimming and other recreational activities.
Atlantic City Health Department has lifted its temporary restrictions on
recreational activities in the back bays of Atlantic City this afternoon. The
City of Ventnor is also advising residents that the back bays are safe for all