Tap Water Not Affected in Sanitary Sewer Overflow in Tuscaloosa
As a precautionary measure, the City of Tuscaloosa is advising residents of a sanitary sewer overflow on Tuesday.
The overflow occurred at the rest area in the 10700 block of Ed Stephens Road. The overflow, a result of a broken force main, has been stopped and limited to less than 100 gallons. The affected area was treated. There is no immediate danger to the public, however, signage is in place at the site.
This does not impact tap water.
The City of Tuscaloosa treats over 6.5 billion gallons of wastewater annually at its wastewater plant and less than 0.03% of that volume has been lost to sanitary sewer overflows in its collection system over the last three years.