When a sewer system overflow (SSO) occurs, state law allows us 48 hours to generate notice (a press release if it is over 1,000 gallons and makes contact with water of the state.) This period of time, this 48 hours, allows crews to mitigate and investigate the spill; this way we can report accurately the cause and volume. I (Carey Disney Ricks, CFPUA PIO) and others received notice about this SSO on Saturday evening and the wheels started moving that same evening to gather / confirm info as part of generating a release. There was extensive follow-up on Sunday (Easter weekend) and again this morning. Notice was sent well within the required time frame for notice, and it was posted this afternoon on our website. We typically do not send text and email alerts for SSOs because they are most often spills of a very small quantity, but I appreciate and agree with your viewer's interest in this particular event and a text and email alert has been sent. Again please note that required publication of this event (press release / printed notice) was satisfied within our prescribed allotted time to generate notice; and that our Notify Me text and email alerts are a service above and beyond state requirement. Have a good evening.
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