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By Joe Thomas
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Costs mount with clogged lines

Flomaton residents flushing paper towels, rags, wipes down toilet burn up $8,000 sewer pump


April 9, 2020

Joe Thomas

Warning signs issued after sewage spills

The town of Flomaton, like many other municipalities, are spending time, money and effort to unclog sewer lines and sewer pumps that are being clogged and damaged by people flushing items other than toilet paper down the toilet.

Flomaton Utilities Superintendent Shaun Moye said since last week the town has had three major issues that have forced employees to work until the early morning hours. He also said the town has had to report three sanitary sewer overflows to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and the Alabama Health Department. He said in each case, employees had to w...

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