Storm's side effect: Sewage released ...

Storm's side effect: Sewage released into river

There are 13 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Mar 16, 2010, titled Storm's side effect: Sewage released into river. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Heavy, sustained rain is not the Merrimack River's friend. Since torrential rains swept into the region Saturday, the Duck Island Sewage Treatment Plant has released thousands upon thousands of gallons of raw sewage into the Merrimack because the plant cannot process the suddenly larger amount of effluent rushing into its augers, pumps and settling ...

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Frank

Lowell, MA

#1 Mar 16, 2010
Pewp river.
yikes

Lowell, MA

#2 Mar 16, 2010
I can remember looking downriver to one of those discharge pipes after a heavy rainstorm. I was amazed at the number of used condoms and depositories floating amongst the debris.
lhs mom

United States

#3 Mar 16, 2010
Luckily, for Lowell, it flows downstream and not up the water falls.
But this also demonstrates the need for the sweage overflow separation project from last summer. Some road runoff runs into the river not the sewage treatment plant, thus reducing the overflow.
lowell

Dracut, MA

#4 Mar 16, 2010
lawerence likes out trash that we dump in to the river
lowell

Dracut, MA

#5 Mar 16, 2010
lawerence likes our trash we put in the river
Nostradamus

United States

#6 Mar 16, 2010
lowell wrote:
lawerence likes our trash we put in the river
Lawrence also has a sewage treatment plant. It does a good job of "decorating" the bushes downstream of its discharge pipe.
http://maps.google.com/maphp...
wondering

Malden, MA

#7 Mar 16, 2010
lhs mom wrote:
Luckily, for Lowell, it flows downstream and not up the water falls.
But this also demonstrates the need for the sweage overflow separation project from last summer. Some road runoff runs into the river not the sewage treatment plant, thus reducing the overflow.
If you are a teahcer at LHS, why are you posting on a message board at 10 o'clock in the morning?
wondering

Malden, MA

#8 Mar 16, 2010
Oops, I mean teacher. I know that you are also a grammar Nazi
lhs mom

United States

#9 Mar 16, 2010
wondering wrote:
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If you are a teahcer at LHS, why are you posting on a message board at 10 o'clock in the morning?
I took the day off for medical tests. I had a follow up for an "unusual" mammogram early this morning. Some tests are best scheduled as soon a possible, especially with a previous cancer diagnosis.
I'm not a teacher at the high school, I'm a mom of 3 LHS students.(Hence the lhs mom screen name) I teach in a different school.
lhs mom

United States

#10 Mar 16, 2010
wondering wrote:
Oops, I mean teacher. I know that you are also a grammar Nazi
Grammar mistakes are very different from typos.
Typos are completely acceptable.:)
Bad grammar just sounds like fingernails on a chalkboard to me.

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Since: Feb 09

Do troll busters become trolls

#11 Mar 16, 2010
lhs mom wrote:
<quoted text>
I took the day off for medical tests. I had a follow up for an "unusual" mammogram early this morning. Some tests are best scheduled as soon a possible, especially with a previous cancer diagnosis.
I'm not a teacher at the high school, I'm a mom of 3 LHS students.(Hence the lhs mom screen name) I teach in a different school.
Ouch, and good luck.
Hope everything is fine.
thanks

Billerica, MA

#12 Mar 16, 2010
thank you to all the hardworking dpw,water and wastewater people.your hard work kept us from flooding out!you guys deserve a raise
Upstream

Lowell, MA

#13 Mar 16, 2010
Upstream from the Lowell, Nashua and Manchester are probably dumping raw sewage in the Merrimack too. Wonder if it will be cleaned up for those people who actually swim in that muck. I'll be buying bottled water from now on.

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