There’s a busted pipe hanging under the Gulf Fwy. overpass as it crosses Brays Bayou, just east of Telephone Rd. and south of Idylwood in the East End. The pics shown here were taken late yesterday afternoon, though some sort of liquid had been seen dripping from the break at various points over the weekend.
Grassy remnants of last week’s high water on Brays Bayou can still be seen hanging from various points along the pipe’s length:
“Whatever’s pouring out of there is foul,” notes a smeller-by. “I can’t tell whether it’s wastewater or graywater, but there’s a great deal of semi-dissolved paper and other bits of things I didn’t want to examine. It smells rancid. Worse, it’s splashing and slurrying down into the bayou.“
Photos: Allyn West