Fountain City Wastewater System



Fountain City residents are being asked to take sponge baths instead of showers and quit flushing the toilet unless it's absolutely necessary.

Public works employees issued a message to residents to limit sewer usage, because heavy and frequent rains have left the city's aging wastewater system at full capacity.

Public Works Director Gail Adams said the sewer system was at full capacity.   

All wastewater at the 40-year-old treatment plant is still being treated at this time, with extra pumps in place, but if the levels get any higher, there will be problems,

To avoid such sewage from backing up into homes, the city will have to use other options.

Fountain City council member and public works committee chair John Sagan said the sewer system is handling six times the water it usually does.

If it gets any higher, the city have to get some permission from the DNR to do something different like releasing untreated sewage water into the Mississippi River.

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Locations : Mississippi
People : Gail AdamsJohn Sagan
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