Up To 600K Gallons Of Sewage Flows Into Huron River

ANN ARBOR (AP) – Ann Arbor officials say up to 600,000 gallons of sewage reached the Huron River during a recent sewer overflow.

The city says in a statement the overflow was discovered Monday in a construction area near the entrance to Gallup Park. Officials say construction debris accumulated in a sanitary sewer pipe, blocking the flow. The blockage was removed and flow was restored.

The overflow likely started over the weekend. Drinking water isn’t affected. State environmental officials have been contacted about the problem.

The Ann Arbor News reports the city reported two other overflows earlier this year, including one near Bird Hills Nature Area where an estimated 36,000 gallons of sewage flowed over land to a tributary of the Huron River, and another that sent an estimated 400,000 gallons into Malletts Creek.

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