City investigates sewage spill near Madison Avenue and Wallace Way

Bainbridge Island public works crews are still trying to determine the cause of a sewage spill that pushed untreated wastewater out of a manhole near the intersection of Madison Avenue and Wallace Way Tuesday night.

City officials said they were alerted to the overflowing manhole at approximately 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18.

The blockage caused sewage to flow out of the manhole onto the pavement on Wallace Way, and the flow was finally stopped by a city crew at roughly 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

City officials said the cause of the blockage is still uncertain.

A harmless dye was released into the stormwater system as part of the investigation to find the cause, and residents are advised the dye may be visible in Eagle Harbor west of Waterfront Park as a purple/pink or green tint.

Officials said the dye will dissipate within a few hours and will not adversely impact the environment.

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