Unusual Items Clogging Virginia Town's Sewage Pumps

Monday, Feb 25, 2013  |  Updated 7:07 AM EDT
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Mop heads, adult diapers, towels and other unusual items are clogging sewage pumps in Elkton.

The items have shown up at Elkton's north lift station in recent weeks.

Town officials are asking residents to be more careful about where they put their waste, The Daily News-Record reports.

Inboden Environmental Services Inc. operates the wastewater facility for the town.

Town Manager Kevin Fauber told the Town Council last week that a recent inspection by Inboden employees found foreign substances obstructing both of the facility's pumps. He says one pump is broken and probably needs to be replaced.

Fauber says it took several hours to clear the backup but there weren't any overflows.

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