Springfield sewer plant floods after rain

3 years 9 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, December 29 2015 Dec 29, 2015 Tuesday, December 29, 2015 11:12:00 AM CST December 29, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

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.

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