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Public Affairs Specialist
City of Bloomington Utilities


City of Bloomington Utilities Issues Sanitary Sewer Overflow Advisories

Bloomington, Ind. — The City of Bloomington Utilities has issued Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) advisories for the following areas after an SSO was confirmed at each location.

  •   4400 block East Morningside Drive
  •   West Brookdale Drive and North Woodburn Avenue
  •   4400-4500 blocks East Cambridge Court
  •   100 block West Grimes Lane
  •   1100-1300 blocks South College Mall Road
  •   2700 block South College Mall Road

The significant amount of rainfall received in recent days is believed to be the primary contributor to these sanitary sewer overflows.

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

Anyone in the aforementioned areas is advised to take precautions when coming into contact with untreated sewage that may have accumulated as a result of these overflows. 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 also is committed to transparency with respect to the residents of this community. This includes issuing public advisories in the event a confirmed sanitary sewer overflow has occurred.