- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Lincoln residents and property owners have asked the City Council for help and future protection against another backup of raw sewage into their homes.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports (https://bit.ly/1E3ARop ) that residents recounted on Monday how sewage spilled from toilets, shower drains and basement floor drains in homes and apartments last Thursday. Heavy rain runoff had overwhelmed the wastewater treatment plant on Theresa Street, as it had in October, forcing the release of raw sewage.

Stephanie Sullivan says sewer water in her home was knee deep last week and told the council that, “We should not have sewer coming into our homes.”

Council members acknowledged the residents’ frustration and said city staffers will look into what the city can do to help out now and to prevent future backups.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com


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