Springfield sewer plant floods after rain
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Flooding at a small sewer treatment plant in Springfield has allowed some partially treated wastewater to escape.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that a rising Little Sac River caused the problems Sunday morning at the Northwest Cleanwater Treatment Plant. A retention pond affected by the flooding contained partially treated wastewater.
Springfield director of environmental services Steve Meyer says the city's larger Southwest Cleanwater Treatment Plant "has held its own" through the storm. He says it's operating at or near capacity.