Durand Waste-water treatment plant overflows, Shiawassee officials advising no contact with Shiawassee River

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DURAND, Mich. (WLNS) – The Shiawassee County Health Department is advising residents to avoid any contact with the Shiawassee River after a Sanitary Sewer Overflow at the wastewater treatment plant in Durand.

The overflow began with partially treated wastewater at 6:58 a.m. this morning. Around 64,000 gallons were discharged.

The overflow was caused by heavy rains that occurred overnight.

As a result, officials are warning residents to not come in any physical contact with the Shiawassee River as it contains waste.

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