Heavy rains force millions of gallons of raw sewage into area waterways

Detroit Free Press: Monday’s rains overwhelmed sewer systems across metro Detroit, forcing millions of gallons of untreated and partially treated sewage into rivers and lakes. “As far as the significance of the volumes, this is incredible,” said Laura Verona of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. “We estimate that this was a 350-year event.” Macomb County alone logged more than 1 billion gallons in overflows from storm-retention basins and sewers countywide, according to data posted on its website.......

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