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October 23, 2023 6:00 PM

Public Health Warning-Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO)

A wastewater discharge has been observed today (October 30th) at approximately 3PM from a failed sewer manhole in Birch Brook just upstream from Hobson Street.
A recommendation that the public avoid contact with affected water bodies for at least 48 hours after a sewage discharge or overflow, and during rainstorms and for 48 hours after rainstorms end, due to increased health risks from bacteria or other pollutants associated with urban stormwater runoff and discharges of untreated or partially treated wastewater;

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