Corrections and clarifications: This story has been updated to correct the location of the spill’s address. It happened in Bedford Township.
About 2,000 gallons of sanitary sewage spilled from a Bedford Township lift station Tuesday.
A report from the city of Battle Creek, which operates the sewer system, to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality said the spill happened near 393 Bauman Road after the lift station’s force main broke, causing sewage to be pumped into the ground every time the pumps turned on. Sewage spilled for about two hours from 1-3 p.m. onto the land around the broken pipe.
Crews were still repairing the station Wednesday afternoon. While overflow had been stopped, the report said a tree was removed to fix the break.