UPDATE: Rain Causes Another Sewer Overflow In South Lexington

Contributor: Christine Winter
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Updated: 5/22 8:37 pm
The city said rain overnight had led to another sanitary sewer overflow in South Lexington.

Crews were already working to fix a sewer line break that was reported last Sunday near Man O' War Boulevard and Rapid Run Drive.

The city said another overflow happened Thursday morning and sent wastewater into a creek.

Crews reportedly built a temporary dam to divert the sewage into a sanitary sewer manhole.

In a press release, the city said, "Bypass pumps had been placed in the Gar Court area to reroute the sewage around the break in the line so that the pipe could be repaired. But the heavy rainfall sent stormwater into the sanitary line and the pumps could not adequately contain the water."

Crews said the overflow sent more waste water into a pond at the Racquet Club apartment complex.

The pond had been pumped out Wednesday and was about to be cleaned when more storms hit the area.

According to the city, contractors were looking at their options for permanently repairing the 24 inch line that had collapsed.
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