On August 8, 2023 at approximately 2:00 PM, a sanitary sewer overflow at the intersection of Henderson Street and Oak Street was identified by the Needham DPW. The overflow continued for a duration of 2 hours, and it is estimated that a volume of 21,000 gallons of discharge was released before it ceased on August 8, 2023 at approximately 4:00 PM. The discharge/overflow consisted of untreated sewage and waste.
There are no known impacts to local waterbodies at this time that would pose increased health risks from bacteria and other pollutants. See the Needham DPW webpage as information becomes available if any specific resource areas are identified: https://www.needhamma.gov/291/Water-Sewer-Drains-Division