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"Significant' source of excess flow to Fulton sewer plant found

"Significant' source of excess flow to Fulton sewer plant found

City identifies manhole, cracked pipes as factors in inflow, infiltration

November 8th, 2013 in News

The company contracted by the city of Fulton hasn't finished its closed-circuit video inspection of the city's sewer lines, but city officials have already identified two sources of excess water overworking the sewer plant.

City Engineer Greg Hayes said that VSI&C, the firm performing cleaning and video inspection of sewer mains, has returned to its Boliver office for the following week, but its inspection has already revealed a problematic manhole near Second Street that admitted large amounts of rainwater and runoff.

"We don't know what's causing it - they flushed out the section from the roundabout to Second multiple times and are still getting significant mud and gravel," Hayes said, "That tells us it's a significant problem there."

The find joins a compromised sewer pipe off Seventh Street that city crews found shortly before the video inspection work began.