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UPDATE: Hunters Hollow sewage treatment plant discharging raw sewage

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HUNTERS HOLLOW, Ky. (WDRB) -- Bullitt County Emergency Management says there has been a complete failure of a sewage treatment plant in Northern Bullitt County.

The plant serves the city of Hunters Hollow and is currently discharging raw sewage into a nearby creek at a rate of 400,000 gallons per day. 

City and county officials as well as the Kentucky Division of Water and the owner of the plant met Sunday morning to discuss solutions. 

Bullitt County Sanitation District officials Jerry Kennedy says the meeting was about throwing out ideas for both short term and long term solutions.

According to Kennedy, the sewage treatment plant is privately owned by Bullitt Utilities and operated by Covered Bridge Utilities. It only serves the city of Hunters Hollow, but is surrounded by areas served by Bullitt County Sanitation District. 

"That's why we're involved," Kennedy said by phone, "it affects us to."

Kennedy says it is possible to divert some of the raw waste water into a couple of Bullitt County Sanitation District plants.

Kennedy says the Hunters Hollow plant is around 40-years-old and has a capacity of 250,000 gallons per day. After visiting the site Sunday, Kennedy says it appears one weld on the steel structure failed and the walls were unable to contain the pressure, causing it to partially collapse. 

Officials are asking residents of Hunters Hollow to reduce the amount of waste water they are producing.

That includes water for washing laundry, dishes or showers and baths.

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