Officials with the Atlantic County Utilities Authority are working to fix a sewage leak at Bader Field in Atlantic City that was discovered Saturday.

The ACUA says the leak was detected from a 40 year-old main on the west side of Bader Field. The leak resulted in sewage spilling into the immediate vicinity of areas around Bader Field, the Great Thorofare, the Beach Thorofare, and the Inside Thorofare. Crews have been working around the clock to fix the problem.

The ACUA is requesting that local residents and businesses in the Chelsea Heights section of Atlantic City, Ventnor City, Margate City, and Longport conserve water to help minimize the flow through the damaged line.

The Atlantic City Health Department is asking that all recreation activities in the immediate area be temporarily suspended until further notice. That includes swimming, fishing, crabbing, etc.

SOURCE: ACUA press release