OWOSSO — The Shiawassee County Health Department announced Wednesday night there was a sewer overflow in the city.
On Wednesday, officials said in a release, sewage was discharged into the Shiawassee River from a manhole located on the south bank of the river just east of Union Street, about halfway between M-52 and Chipman Road. Approximately 40,000 gallons was discharged.
A total rainfall of 2.71 inches was measured at the Owosso Wastewater Treatment plant since Tuesday.
The sewage overflow was a result of heavy rains that occurred overnight. Areas of flash flooding are occurring throughout Shiawassee County.
Several incidents of heavy rain this year have caused numerous sewer overflows in Owosso. The largest incident resulted in more than 250,000 gallons of sewage pouring into the river.