Inundated plant backs up sewage in Suffolk

The Suffolk County Department of Public Works has responded to numerous reports of sewage backups after this week?s deluge has put extra pressure on one local plant.

The Bergen Point Sewage Plant is working at three times its normal rate after 12 inches of rain fell on Long Island in 48 hours over Monday and Tuesday.

Public Works Commissioner Gil Anderson reported 85 complaints as of Wednesday evening but says his cleanup crews were only needed at a dozen sites.

Anderson says anyone with a complaint may call the department?s 24-hour hotline at 631-854-4150.

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