MIAMI (CBSMiami) – City of Fort Lauderdale officials say it is implementing a two-part plan to stop leaking sewage from flowing into the Tarpon River.

The city is building a berm to contain the sewage flow workers will be installing a bypass system Thursday afternoon to move the sewage to a manhole and onto a treatment plant.

A contractor is still trying to figure out the exact parts and equipment needed to make a permanent repair, which will take about a week.

A 54-inch sewer main ruptured earlier Tuesday flooding a large part of the Rio Vista neighborhood.

A hotline number will have more information for area residents: (954) 828-8000.

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