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Bids due for Amsterdam sewage pipe repair

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AMSTERDAM, NY(WRGB) -- Bids are scheduled to come in Thursday morning to repair a broken pipe in Amsterdam. It's been spilling raw sewage into the Chuctanunda Creek, which leads to the Mohawk River.

Amsterdam City Engineer, Rich Miller, says bids should be in by 11 am and once the city selects a contractor, the repairs can begin.

Right now the state DEC reports that 10 gallons of sewage are leaking into the Chuctanunda Creek a minute, but crews have been taking steps to contain the leak.

Miller and Amsterdam's Mayor say they have extra funding now for repairs, including a $5 million loan and grant money.

CBS 6 will continue to follow this story and bring updates in our newscasts and online.

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