LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A fire at a water treatment center led to 100 million gallons of diluted sewage being discharged into the Ohio River.


A little after 9:30 last night an electrical fire started at the Morris Forman Water Quality Treatment Center on Algonquin Parkway. That fire caused a power outage, which damaged electrical and mechanical equipment in a portion of the facility. A mix of sewage wastewater and storm water was disposed of into the Ohio River.


Power was restored early this morning and a cleanup will start when the problem is resolved. 


MSD is advising people to avoid contact with the Ohio River in that area for 48 hours.


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