Five of the six pump stations on the Arab Sewer Department system have overflowed recently because of rainwater and storm runoff.

The ASD is required by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management to notify the public of such overflows.

“Due to the amounts of rain we have been seeing, the City of Arab Sewer Board has been seeing SSOs (Sanitary Sewer Overflows) at WWTPs (Wastewater Treatment Plants) and five (5) of the six (6) pumps stations located throughout the community because of heavy rain infiltration into the sanitary sewer system,” said ASD manager John Barnes in a statement to the Tribune.

“As you may know, work is currently ongoing throughout the city of Arab on the sewer lines and the WWTPs in order to stop rain infiltration within the city’s sanitary sewer system,” he continued. “Work is scheduled to be completed on these projects in late June of 2021.”

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