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Burlington using new meters to monitor overflows

August 20, 2018

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Burlington is using new technology to better monitor sewage overflow.

WCAX-TV reports meters will track how much water overflows and what percentage of the water is sewage water. Public works officials had previously estimated overflow figures by factoring in the duration of flow and the size of the pipe.

Megan Moir, who serves as the Director of Water Resources, says the new meters will give exact percentages. Moir says public works will use the new meters Monday.

Officials say about 10,000 gallons of untreated wastewater overflowed from the Pine Street barge into Lake Champlain Friday.


Information from: WCAX-TV, http://www.wcax.com

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