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GREASE CAUSES SANITARY SEWER OVERFLOW
(Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010) – The city’s Department of Environmental Services responded this morning to an odor complaint from a storm drain fronting
The call came in at 7:56 a.m., an ENV crew arrived at the scene at 8:15 a.m. with the site secured at 8:30 a.m.
Grease clogged an 8-inch sewage pipe to backup, which is assumed to have exited a crack in the top of the pipe, flowing below the surface of the road into a storm drain. An estimated 1,700 gallons traveled through the storm drain to a nearby drainage ditch, which leads to
ENV notified the state Department of Health. Signing and water sampling are completed.
Contact: Markus Owens, ENV Public Communications Officer, 768-3454