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Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notification

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March 20, 2017 - ​At approximately noon on Monday, March 20, 2017, a sanitary sewer overflow occurred at the City of Ann Arbor Compost Building, which is located at 4150 Platt Road, Ann Arbor 48108. The overflow, an estimated 20 gallons, occurred during routine pump maintenance during which a broken line was discovered and immediately shut down. All sewage was contained on land in the area immediately adjacent to the Compost Building. The impacted area was cleaned and treated with a powdered lime to neutralize and accelerate the decomposition of any remaining sewage.

In accordance with regulatory protocols, City of Ann Arbor contacted the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to inform them of this unfortunate incident.

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Contact Information

Jennifer Lawson
Water Quality Manager
734.794.6430 ext. 43735
jlawson@a2gov.org


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