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Sewer overflow stopped

The sanitary sewer overflow into the St. Joseph River that began last week has been stopped, according to the city of Three Rivers Department of Public Services and its Waste Water Treatment Plant.

City crews were able to access the location Monday morning to make the confirmation.

Pipe-flow capacity analysis and discharge estimates are still being calculated, but currently indicate the overflow stopped around 10 p.m. Wednesday last week, three days after the situation was initially detected.

A final written report will be submitted to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality detailing the estimated volume of discharge, specific timeline of events, actions taken to reduce the impact of the discharge and actions that will be taken to reduce the occurrence of future discharge.

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