Hannibal Finds Home Sewers Tied to Storm Drains

3 years 7 months 4 weeks ago Monday, April 21 2014 Apr 21, 2014 Monday, April 21, 2014 8:20:00 AM CDT April 21, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

HANNIBAL (AP) - The city of Hannibal says it has found a dozen homes with sewer systems connected to municipal storm drains.

The Quincy Herald-Whig reports that that the Missouri Department of Natural Resources alerted Hannibal after receiving a complaint in early February. City engineer Matt Munzlinger says the once-commonplace practice is a violation of city rules and poses the threat of public bacterial exposure.

The city is offering a five-year rebate program to help residents with the cost of repairs. Property owners will have 90 days to reconnect their sewer mains to the city's sanitary

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