Flomaton averts sewer health crisis

Trip to Texas and help from a Century businessman prevents raw sewage from running down Flomaton streets

Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant, Jr., praised the efforts of Utilities Superintendent Shaun Moye and his department for avoiding a possible health emergency when the sewer lift station pumps on Palafox Street, near Church's Chicken, malfunctioned Tuesday morning.

Moye said the problem was discovered about 9 a.m. Tuesday when both pumps quit working. Moye added that the old pumps were beyond repair and he and another worker drove to Beaumont, Texas, to purchase a pump. He noted the old pumps had been in operation for 25 to 30 years.

With sewage backing up, Charlie Brown of Century provided the u...