June 9, 2008

Monday Headlines: 100,000 Gallons of Sewage Spill into Lake Macatawa

Posted in California, Headlines, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oklahoma, West Virginia at 3:26 pm by bengann

The Ottawa County, Michigan Health Department has issued a surface water advisory for Lake Macatawa due to a sewage overflow. There had been a Sanitary Sewer Overflow late Sunday morning, after it’s expected that 100,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the lake.

In Oklahoma, only five bodies of water out of the thousands of lakes and streams monitored were found to be clear of harmful levels of pollution, according to a draft government report released last week by the state Department of Environmental Quality. The rest of the waters watched by the state either weren’t tested or are polluted beyond federal standards.

Crews in Santa Maria, California cleaned up a dry creek bed Friday after at least 75,000 gallons of sewage spilled the night before.

The entire sanitary sewer system is overloaded in Grand Island, Nebraska.

A state of emergency has been declared in Mason City, Iowa after rising floodwaters inundated the town, causing a breach in a levee and prompting officials to shut down the water treatment plant.

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