- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Ann Arbor has issued a public advisory after an estimated 36,000 gallons of sewage overflowed near Bird Hills Nature Area.

The Ann Arbor News reports (https://bit.ly/1TlhXo8 ) the city is recommending that park visitors this week stay on pathways and keep dogs on leashes. Sewage flowed over land into a tributary of the Huron River before the source was discovered Monday.

The city received a report of sewage odor in the woods near Bird Hills Nature Area on Friday night. Crews investigated over the weekend before finding the overflow coming from a manhole. Officials say roots had grown through a sewer pipe, blocking flow.

Officials say the area will be treated with white powder lime. They say they don’t believe there are health risks along the river due to dilution.


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