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Officials, citing treatment system issues, proposing sump pump inspections


WILLMAR -- City officials are proposing a sump pump inspection program to reduce the amount of clear water entering and overtaxing the wastewater treatment system.

Officials say the inspection program is needed because excess clear water is taking up the hydraulic capacity of the treatment system. The inspection program would include the Ortenblad and Country Club Drive areas where excess clear water has caused numerous wastewater bypasses in recent years.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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