Raw sewage overflow warning from Citizens Energy

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Citizens Energy has issued a warning regarding several sewage overflows in the city.

The company says: “Indianapolis’ Combined Sewer System within the original City limits is more than 100 years old and was designed to carry both raw sewage and rainwater in the same pipe. As little as a quarter-inch (0.25″) of rain can overload the Combined Sewer System, causing raw sewage mixed with rainwater to overflow into nearby streams.”

Citizens Energy asks to please avoid all contact with streams for the next 4 days downstream of the Combined Sewer areas which include:

  • White River downstream from 56th Street
  • Fall Creek downstream from Keystone Avenue
  • Little Eagle Creek downstream from Michigan Street
  • Eagle Creek downstream from the confluence of Little Eagle Creek
  • Pogues Run downstream from 21st Street
  • Pleasant Run downstream from Kitley Avenue
  • State Ditch downstream from Southern Avenue
  • Bean Creek downstream from I-65