Water Treatment Plants In Owosso, Durand Overflow After Heavy Rains
Shiawassee County Health Department Issues Sewage Alert
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The Shiawassee County Health Department (SCHD) has been informed of Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) that occurred at the waste water treatment plants located in the City of Owosso and the City of Durand.
At 6:20 am on Saturday, January 11 the City of Owosso plant began experiencing a sanitary sewer overflow that continued until 11:00 p.m. on Saturday. The estimated discharge volume was 254,150 gallons of diluted, untreated waste water. At 8 a.m. the City of Durand plant began experiencing a sanitary sewer overflow that lasted until 12:00 a.m. on Sunday. The estimated overflow volume was 67,000 gallons of partially treated sewage.
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The sewage overflows are a result of the large rain event that occurred Friday night into the day Saturday along with saturated soil conditions in the area. The discharges only happen when heavy rains or excessive snow melt are experienced. SCHD advises that recreational users of the Shiawassee River avoid contact with the water until further notice.
Minor flooding occurred throughout Shiawassee County. People are advised to use caution when traveling in low lying areas.
For further information please contact Glenn M. Chinavare, Director of Public Utilities for the City of Owosso at (989) 725-0550, Jeff Stull, Director of Public Works for the City of Durand at (989) 288-3113 or Casey D. Elliott, Director of Environmental Health, Shiawassee County Health Department at (989) 743-2390.
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