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Sanitary Sewer Overflow Advisory


May 4, 2017

For more information please contact: Vic Kelson, City of Bloomington Utilities Director, 812-349-3650,

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 area after an SSO was confirmed at that location on Thursday, May 4.

  • The Monroe County Fairgrounds

The significant amount of rainfall received in recent days is believed to be the cause of this SSO.

The City of Bloomington Utilities continues to monitor the situation and will follow the proper clean-up protocol once the flow ceases. The process of determining the volume of flow generated from this sanitary sewer overflow is ongoing.

Anyone planning to be in the aforementioned area is 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 City of Bloomington Utilities is committed to a more efficient and reliable wastewater collection and treatment system, and 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. This includes issuing public advisories in the event a confirmed sanitary sewer overflow has occurred.