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Sewage Spill Creates Stinky Mess In Ventura County

Crews spent the day cleaning up a stinky, smelly mess in a Ventura County community after a sewer line apparently started leaking.

It was discovered just after 9 a.m. Thursday, near 12th Street and Harvard Boulevard in Santa Paula.  About a thousand gallons of raw sewage leaked onto the ground from the Ventura Regional Sanitation District line.

The sewage flow was stopped at a nearby pump station, and the broken line was patched.  The sewage ended up on soil and rocks, but was stopped before it made it to Santa Paula Creek.

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