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Heavy rainfall, flooding keep city workers busy


December 23, 2020

Sweet Home residents experienced some unusually high water Sunday, Dec. 20, after heavy rains fell for 24 hours over the weekend.

Public Works Director Greg Springman said his staff recorded 3.1 inches of rainfall in a six- to eight-hour period. The police department received 28 calls on Sunday related to flooding, according to Communications Commander Penny Leland. One call reported water that impacted the interior of a home on 38th and Long.

Public Works received many more.

The rain overwhelmed the wastewater treatment plant’s influent station, and some untreated water flooded into th...

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