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


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.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Michigan Headlines

More Michigan

StormTracker 6 Radar