Sewage overflows in Nevada City |

Sewage overflows in Nevada City

A small amount of raw sewage overflowed this weekend from a sewer line on Grove Street in Nevada City, said Peggy Zarrello, environmental specialist with Nevada County’s Department of Environmental Health.

An estimated three to five gallons of raw sewage per minute overflowed, she said. Some flowed downhill toward Deer Creek, but not much – if any – reached the creek, she said.

“It was pretty small. It hadn’t been flowing very long,” Zarrello said.

Someone reported the spill Sunday afternoon to the Sheriff’s dispatcher, who called the county environmental health department at 2 p.m. The environmental health department then notified the city’s public works department.

A city crew cleared the line by 3:15 p.m. The site was cleaned and disinfected Sunday.

– Tim Omarzu

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