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Days of Rainfall Caused Sewage Overflow in Rome

Jan 23, 2013 -- 4:52pm

By: Kevin Karel (WRGA News)

Last week’s heavy rainfall led to a sewage spill in Rome.

According to a report from the Rome-Floyd Water & Sewage Department flooding along the Oostanaula River between Friday and Sunday caused more than 23,000 gallons of sewage to flow into a creek connected to the river.

The flood waters began to rise over manholes in the Green Acres subdivision on Old Dalton Road around 8 am Friday, and officials were unable to correct the problem until noon Sunday.

As a result the Rome Water Reclamation Facilities Lab will monitor the stream for one year.

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