Competing sewer failures

Misery loves company, so some residents along the south shores of the lake were having quite a time when sewage backed up into homes and businesses within the city limits of Storm Lake. It is true that the city storm sewer and sanitary sewer systems were overwhelmed by an 11-inch rain over 48 hours. It is also true that the Southwest Shoreline Sanitary Sewer system repeatedly fails, rain or shine, even when new.

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