Stonewall on Top of Sewer Problems

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Crews completed the repairs to Stonewall's sewer system at around 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Water and sewage had backed up into the well of the town's main sewer lift station and damaged its pump.

"It's the main lift station. We have four other lift stations that pump into manholes that drain down into this lift station," explained Cleo Howard, Stonewall Water and Sewer Superintendent. "All the sewage in Stonewall comes through this well and it pumps it down to the lagoon where it's treated."

Town officials had asked customers to use as little water as possible on Monday because the more water put in the system, the more water that had to be pumped in completing the repair.

Officials said the town's water was never hazardous.