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Wakefield council addresses back-up from 'rain event'


April 10, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

SHARING A jovial moment during Monday's Wakefield city council meeting are city manager Robert Brown, Jr. and city clerk Sue Ahonen.


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WAKEFIELD - The City of Wakefield addressed its first "rain event" of the year by discharging an excess of diluted raw sewage into designated ditch lines between Sunday and Monday.

According to city manager Bob Brown, the action was necessary in order to minimize sewer water back-up into the basements of some Wakefield homes and businesses.

"The pumps were fully functional prior to that," said Brown at Monday's meeting of the Wakefield city council. "We were just inundated with too much water."

The city manager said the city's sanitary sewer normally...

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