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Two sewers in Monmouth were damaged and repaired when the city saw the highest amount of rainfall ever recorded in a month.
The amount of rain during the month of May was recorded at 13 inches.
Director of Public Works Andy Jackson tells us where the damaged sewers are located.
“We had a sewer collapse on North D Street and West Franklin as a direct result of the flow that had to be repaired, and then one between Smithfield and the Standard of Beaverdale Building – we have a large sewer out there that also suffered a collapse. Both of those had to be repaired in emergency situations.”
Over a half a billion gallons of water went through the city’s combined and storm sewer systems.
Article written by Matthew Needham.
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