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RMWD works to mitigate sewer spill


Last updated 9/20/2007 at Noon

At around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4, the Rainbow Municipal Water District (RMWD) discovered a blocked sewer line in the wetlands area of Horse Ranch Creek, east of Interstate 15 and north of Pala Road.

Initial estimates indicate that the blockage resulted in a sewer spill of approximately 540,000 gallons. Upon learning of the blockage, RMWD immediately mobilized crews to fix the situation. District crews worked around the clock to locate the blockage. Meanwhile, all upstream sewage flow was diverted into container trucks.

The next day, the district located the blockage: a root mass g...

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