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Sewer overflow in TR

October 24, 2012 by WLKM 

James Baker, director of the Three Rivers Clean Water Plant, said Department of Public Services officials responded earlier this month to an incident of a backed-up sewer in the 200 block of Water Street.

Baker stated in a media release the situation was handled in accordance to the city’s Sanitary Sewer Back-Up Policy, as detailed in Michigan Public Act 222.

Follow-up conversations between municipal officials and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality indicated a need to report the incident as a Sanitary Sewer Overflow.

Approximately 25 gallons of sewage was discharged onto the dirt roadway surface. There was no impact to surface waters, however, Baker said.

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