64K gallons of partially treated wastewater overflows into Shiawassee River, 435K gallons flow into Grand River


UPDATE 4:17 P.M, – The City of Grand Ledge dumped 435,000 gallons of sewage water into the Grand River. East Lansing has dumped into the Red Cedar River, and Lansing has dumped into the Grand River and Red Cedar.

DURAND, Mich. (WLNS) — A Sanitary Sewage Overflows (SSO) has occurred at a wastewater treatment plant in Durand, causing approximately 64,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater to make its way into the Shiawassee River.

Overflows at wastewater treatment plants can occur either after a large amount of snow melts or after a heavy rainfall.

The wastewater overflow began at 6:58 a.m. and ended around 8:20 a.m. Prior to the overflow, the treatment plant had gotten 1.86 inches of rain.

According to a release from the Shiawassee County Health Department that people avoid full body contact with the river.

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