About 30,000 gallons of raw sewage overflowed from a manhole on private property in Kalamazoo on Monday.
Utility crews from Kalamazoo’s Department of Public Services responded to the spill, and removed the blockage causing the problem. The overflow was from a private sewer system in the 300 block of West Kilgore Road. The blockage was removed by about noon Monday.
The material discharged during the previous 48 hours was estimated to be about 30,000 gallons, city officials said in a written statement on the work. The wastewater flow reached the West Fork of Portage Creek. Normal flow conditions in the private sanitary sewer were restored and the area remediated.
As required by law, Water Reclamation Plant personnel notified the Michigan Department of Environmental, Great Lakes and Energy at the Kalamazoo District Office and the Kalamazoo County Environmental Health Unit of the spill.
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