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October 23, 2012

City of Three Rivers deals with sewer incident on Water Street (Black Cat Alley)

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Written by: Bruce Snook
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The City of Three Rivers Department of Public Services (DPS) responded to a report of a “backed up sewer” in the 200 block of Water Street (Black Cat Alley) on October 2nd.  In a news release issued Tuesday (October 23rd), James Baker, director of the Clean Water Plant, said, “The situation was properly handled according to the City’s Sanitary Sewer Back-Up Policy following Michigan Public Act 222.  Later discussions between City staff and the MDEQ indicated that there was also a need to report the incident as a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) per the part 31 rules under PA 451.  Under these rules the City of Three Rivers is required to report that approximately 25 gallons of sewage was discharged onto the dirt roadway surface at the 200 block of Water Street.  There was no impact to surface waters.”

Source:  News release from James Baker, Clean Water Plant director


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