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Sewer Overflow Problem in Garland Under Control

Sewer Overflow Problem in Garland Under Control

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) -- The flow of untreated sewage into the Malad River has stopped.

However, the public is still being asked to stay away from the river. The health advisory will remain in effect until lab results show that e-coli levels have returned to normal.

On Thursday, there was a sanitary sewer overflow problem due to heavy rainfall. In order to prevent sewage from backing up into homes, city officials began releasing untreated sewage into the Malad River.

The public was warned to avoid contact with the water from the river.

The Malad River is not a source of drinking or irrigation water. Although the Malad River drains into the Bear River, which is used for irrigation water, the irrigation season has not started yet.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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