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Memphis: Flooding Induced Sewer Spill


Rain and flooding have been significantly impacting the Memphis-area. The city has been working to make sure storm water drains are clear of debris and surrounding areas are safe.  The severe storms, of late, have also been the cause of reported potholes, further impacting road conditions. Additionally, crews have focused their attention on repairs to a sewage line rupture which is the cause of untreated wastewater in the Mississippi River tributary.  There is currently no health advisory attached to the spill. However, it is thought to be a threat to wildlife and anyone who touches the water or eats fish from it.  A bypass around the damaged section of line has been put in place. The leak in the 96-inch sewer line began when ground under the pipe gave way because of heavy rain. In addition to monitoring the situation, federal environmental officials informed regions downstream about the spill.

The quality of the sewer system is being examined in greater detail to ensure stability and prevent future hazards. The city has agreed to make improvements to its sewer systems to eliminate unauthorized overflows of untreated raw sewage, with an estimated cost of approximately $250 million. In other nearby cities, flood waters and drainage control problems have been an equal concern, prompting residents to look up FEMA floodplain maps to see their home’s location and where it lands.

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