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The City of Bloomington Utilities Issues Sanitary Sewer Overflow Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2016

For more information please contact: City of Bloomington Utilities Public Affairs Specialist Jon Callahan, 812.349.3940, callahaj@bloomington.in.gov

The City of Bloomington Utilities Issues Sanitary Sewer Overflow Advisory

Bloomington, Ind. - The City of Bloomington Utilities has issued a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) advisory for the following streets after an SSO was confirmed today in the immediate area:

CBU staff say the SSO was triggered by roots infiltrating an eight-inch sewer line. The proper clean-up protocol included removing the roots from the sewer line. Citizens in the aforementioned areas are advised to take precautions when coming into contact with untreated sewage that may have accumulated as a result of this overflow. Any individual who has come into direct contact with untreated sewage is advised to wash their hands and clothing thoroughly.

The process of determining the volume of flow generated by this SSO is ongoing.

The City of Bloomington Utilities is committed to a more efficient and reliable wastewater collection and treatment system. Reducing the number of sanitary sewer overflows is a major emphasis in that effort.

The City of Bloomington Utilities is also committed to transparency with respect to the citizens of this community, including issuing public advisories in the event a confirmed sanitary sewer overflow has occurred.

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