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Schenectady looks for cause of overflowing sewer

River level thought tied to backflow of untreated sewage

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It’s the case of the mysterious water, and now the city is eyeing the Mohawk River as the culprit. For years, city workers have tried to reduce the amount of stormwater flowing into the sewage system during heavy storms. The influx has sometimes forced untreated sewage to overflow into the river, and that’s where the state Department of Environmental Conservation stepped in. The DEC wants the city to stop putting untreated waste in the river. ...

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