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Old 07-18-2011   #1
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And now this....

The Durango Herald 07/18/2011 | Sewage flowing into river

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A literal shit show- a Californian informs the city Friday and the City Manager knows nothing about it until Sunday when the Herald informs him? Heads will roll...
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The tuber pics alone are priceless. Question is: will the raw sewage balance out the fertilizer and manure that are already getting dumped in the A, therefore actually making the Farmington playpark safer?
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The Durango Herald 07/18/2011 | Threat uncertain as sewage flows into the river

Shit show continues...hopefully the Herald will print test results in the AM.
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The Durango Herald 07/19/2011 | Health warning issued under
interesting logic on the rafting is okay but not tubing...I understand that rafters may be less likely to have direct contact but this hints at there's too much money to be made on the town run with the rio still running over a grand...
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http://www.durangoherald.com/assets/pdf/DU92302719.pdf
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The tuber pics alone are priceless. Question is: will the raw sewage balance out the fertilizer and manure that are already getting dumped in the A, therefore actually making the Farmington playpark safer?

They were probaly like" look honey, its hot springs bubbling into the river, so nice and warm".
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I think it has been going on for weeks, It has smelled poorly by the kids museum for weeks now. last Wednesday it was off the hook. But rafts are common river left at this flow so it would be hard to see. Doesn't Durango get in trouble for this every four years or so?
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On the incident report, this is the information given on the volume of sewage flowing into the river: DUE TO AN INVERTED SIPHON FAILING AT THE ABOVE LISTED LOCATION, WASTEWATER HAS BEEN
RELEASED. INITIAL ESTIMATED OF THE RELEASE WERE 10 GALLONS PER MINUTE. THAT HAS DECLINED TO
3 GALLONS PER MINUTE. VOLUME OF THE RELEASE HAS NOT BEEN CONFIRMED.

In the Herald article, this is the information:
The sewage trucks, each with a 4,000-gallon tank, were in overdrive Monday to keep further waste from seeping into the water.
“I've made 15 to 18 trips to empty the tank since I got here at 4:30 a.m.,” said Ball Septic owner Steve Basye at around 10 a.m Monday morning.
Jason Strain from city Public Works said, “I've made about 17 runs to empty my truck since I got here about the same time.”


I did the math - assuming 17 trips for both 4,000 gallon tanks (8,000 gallons x17 =136,000 gallons) in 5.5 hours (330 minutes), that's 136,000/330 =

412.121212 gallons a minute. Durango needs some new city engineers!
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