A Maine Department of Environmental Protection official on Tuesday confirmed a report that a sewer main break on Monday in New Brunswick sent hundreds of thousand of gallons of untreated sewage into the St. Croix River.

The raw sewage reportedly came from a wastewater treatment system in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. Nearly 950,000 gallons were spilled directly into the St. Croix, which forms part of the U.S. border with Canada. St. Stephen is located across the river from Calais.

The spill reportedly was secured Monday night.

Maine DEP spokesman David Madore confirmed Tuesday that his agency, along with the Maine Department of Marine Resources and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have been notified of the spill.

Madore said that the U.S. Coast Guard is monitoring the situation.

Attempts to reach public works officials from St. Stephen were unsuccessful Tuesday.