Officials rush to contain, fix sewage failure in Del.

Dover is experiencing what is being called the worst sewer shutdown in over a decade along Route 13. 

It happened at Pump Station 7, and crews are still at the site trying to find the source of the problem.

Officials say only one business, Shuckers, has been effected by the pump failure.

A bypass pump has been installed to reduce the levels of sewage.  A larger bypass pump has also been brought in that can bring levels down even further.

Once the levels are reduced far enough they can pull the pumps and find out exactly what's wrong.

"Well, we have already installed a bypass pump and we have another larger one on its way.  So as soon as they can get that in, it'll take a little bit of time to catch up to be able to get the levels down, but they should have everything under control," said Kay Sass, City of Dover emergency management coordinator.

We're told officials will not have a timetable until they identify the source of the problem.

If you are effected by this failure, you're asked to contact the City of Dover at 302.736.7086.

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