Raw sewage leak affects N. Bullitt County residents


by Johnny Archer


Posted on March 30, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Updated Sunday, Mar 30 at 8:00 PM

BULLITT COUNTY, Ky. (WHAS11) – Residents in northern Bullitt County is dealing with a problem that might really start to stink.

Raw sewage is spewing and hundreds of homes in the city of Hunters Hollow and surrounding communities are feeling the effects.

City officials say there has been a complete failure of the sewage treatment plant started Saturday night.

“It’s going to affect me big time because I’m going to have to go to my parent’s house just to do whatever I need to do,” resident Mike Pich said.

Pich lives with his fiancé on Arcadia Court.

Local officials are asking folks who live in the area to do anything they can to reduce the amount of waste water.

Officials are afraid that the sewage will contaminate local tributaries but they can’t stop the pump because all of the homes that use the facility will become backed up with raw sewage.

Bullitt County officials, along with the EPA and other agencies, met Sunday morning to figure out how the treatment plant failed and how to fix the problem.

Neighbors told WHAS11 News they had no idea about the failure.

Until the problem is fixed, residents are asked to reduce their water use including washing dishes and doing laundry.

They want residents to avoid any contact with water from the Brooks Hollow Creek.

Anyone who pays the Hunters Hollow Treatment System is impacted.

The city is looking into a few possible solutions to the problem -- including bringing in a temporary plant or pumping sewage out to other local plants.

Investigators will be at the plant on Monday looking into whether the issue is the result of criminal activity.