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Politics & Government
8:13 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Tuscaloosa Working to Address Sewage Spill Spike

Tuscaloosa officials say they're working to address sewage spills that seem to be happening more frequently.
Dusty Compton/The Tuscaloosa News

Officials in Tuscaloosa say they're working to address sewage spills that seem to be happening more frequently because of heavy rain, broken sewer lines and malfunctioning pumping stations.

   The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/1452aRR) a Water and Sewer Department report earlier this week said 1.3 million gallons of sewage has spilled in the first part of 2013. The figure is more than 13 times higher than the total amount of sewage that spilled in the area last year.

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