Hoover dealing with raw sewage problem in area creek

HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) — Raw sewage is leaking into the creek in a Hoover neighborhood. Recent flooding damaged the sewer lines and knocked off manhole covers.

The Country Club of Highlands has declared an emergency clean-up situation. Several contractors are working to fix pipes and install new ones, but they’ve got a huge job ahead of them. Meanwhile, no one should get in the water at the creek.

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Rich Parker and his family have lived along the creek for 20 years. He tells CBS42 the flood waters carried huge boulders downstream crashing into treed, power poles, and sewer pipes.

Indeed, there is raw sewage leaking into the creek, and it’s Jefferson County’s responsibility.

According to the county manager’s office, two manholes were destroyed by floodwater and debris.

There’s a slight odor coming from the creek now, and contractors say as the temperatures rise, it will only get worse.

The county manager’s office does not have an estimate of how much sewage is leaking into the creek, and they don’t know how much this project will cost yet. We will keep you updated on the progress.

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