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Brief: Sewage Overflowing on Farm Land in Estate Mon Bijou

July 13, 2007 — Manhole problems are causing sewage to overflow on farm land in Estate Mon Bijou, according to a news release from the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR).
A manhole on farm lands is bypassing, with sewage flowing east from the concrete housing and into guts on the properties, which are used for livestock grazing. The Waste Management Authority is in the process of repairing a collapsed manhole and its pipeline in an open field west of the affected manhole to help alleviate the overflow.
The public and farmers should avoid the affected areas, especially in the Plot 11-A, B and C, Estate Mon Bijou, the release said. DPNR is also advising that children and adults with compromised immune systems avoid the areas.
“Standing or running water in these areas may contain contaminants or pollutants harmful to human health,” the release said. “DPNR will continue to monitor the impacted area.”
For more information about water quality, call the Division of Environmental Protection at 773-1082.
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