Residents of Ann Arbor experienced a sewer overflow in the Huron River. The spill occurred due to a break in an underground pipeline, which leaked from an excavated hole with approximately 3000 gallons of storm water and partially treated water. Fortunately, due to a number of factors, the impact of the incident on human health and the environment is minimal, according to the City and the EPA investigations. In addition, there are no residents that would be affected that live downstream from the treatment plant. The flow within the Huron River lasted for approximately an hour over which the discharge occurred is estimated to be about 8 million gallons, so the partially treated sewage that entered the river was diluted. The City has contained the spill and the wastewater treatment Plant is looking into preventative measures that can be taken to inhibit such instances from occurring in the future.
Ann Arbor’s has the largest percentage of top USA Swimming athletes per population and the second-highest number of pool facilities per population of any city in the country. More than 60 Olympians came through the University of Michigan’s swim program.
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The 88th Annual WEFTEC (the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference) is taking place at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, from September 26-30, 2015 and Perma-Liner Industries will be there! Come check us out. We will be at booth #804 and we’d like to provide info, as well as, answer all of the questions you may have about trenchless, Cured in Place Pipelining. It’s our specialty and we want to share it with you. The conference is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education and training.