A Treatment Plant's Ultraviolet Disinfection System Breaks Down and Westport Beaches Are Closed As A Result
But just as chlorination systems sometime break down, so do ultraviolet disinfection systems. Health officials closed Sherwood Island State Park and Compo Beach in Westport yesterday after a malfunction at a treatment plant on the Saugatuck River.
The area is one of the richest in the Sound for shellfish, which this Stamford Advocate story mentions only in passing. If the beaches were closed, I assume shellfish beds were too.